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Prominent Democratic Leader to Speak in NYC Oct. 22

Nepal Speaker Sat Oct 22 STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY IN NEPAL: ROLES OF, AND CHALLENGES FOR, YOUTHS Interaction with Gagan Thapa Co-Sponsors: Human Rights Working Group, SIPA, Columbia University South Asian Institute, SIPA, Columbia University Gagan Thapa is a former General Secretary of Nepal Student Union, student wing of Nepali Congress

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Human Rights Monitors Needed NOW!

One of our members recently met with a representative of UNDP and was informed that there is an urgent need for human rights monitors in Nepal. RPCV’s would be ideal candidates. They are looking for 6 month – 1 year commitment(preferably 1 year) and are hoping to fill the positions

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Student Leader Gagan Thapa to Speak in DC

Date: Thursday September 29, 2005 Time: 7-9 PM Venue: Washington Hilton, Embassy Row, Address: 2015 Massachusetts Avenue , (2 min walking distance from DuPont Circle Metro Station) a block from PNC Bank. Phone no for the hotel: 202 265 1600. Contact People: Kiran (Ron) Sitoula, 703 615 5144 Girish Pokhrel: 202-468-

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World Bank Director Warns of Aid Reduction to Nepal

KEN OHASHI The aid precipice Unless the government is able to rejuvenate the reform process the World Bank will have to move the Nepal program to the ‘low case’ In 2002, the World Bank agreed to increase the volume of its assistance to Nepal several fold. This decision recognised the

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Nepal: Beyond Royal Rule – New Crisis Group briefing

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP – NEW BRIEFING Nepal: Beyond Royal Rule Kathmandu/Brussels, 15 September 2005: The unilateral ceasefire announced by the Maoists could lead to resolution of Nepal’s worsening civil war, but only if the international community changes its approach, especially towards the monarchy. Check out this article – it is

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Interview with US Ambassador to Nepal Moriarty

US Ambassador James Moriarty spoke to Nepali Times on Wednesday on a wide range of issues, including his wish that the king and the parties get over their differences in order to face the bigger threat of Maoism. (full interview)

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