Politics

Support for Peace Corps Nepal

1) We are still accepting items for silent auction to be held at the Embassy event on Saturday the 24th.  Please contact Lucy if you have anything to donate: lucysotar@gmail.com. 2) Really important – we are on the cusp of getting the final approval for PC to back to Nepal.

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IRC Report on Nepal

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP – NEW REPORT Nepal: Peace and Justice Kathmandu/Brussels, 14 January 2010: Nepal’s peace process is undermined by the failure to address the systematic crimes committed during the country’s conflict. Nepal: Peace and Justice*, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the impact of the abuses

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Senator Leahy Statement on Nepal

Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Deteriorating Situation In Nepal Senate Floor December 23, 2009 Mr. LEAHY.   Mr. President, over the years, both during and since the end of the monarchy in Nepal, I have urged the Nepal Army to respect human rights and cooperate with civilian judicial authorities

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Write President By March 6 to Increase PC Budget

You may have already heard that the Continuing Resolution for 2009 budgets just $340 million for the Peace Corps- just a $9 million increase over the 2008 budget. This increase will result in hundreds of fewer spots in the Peace Corps due to costly new security procedures worldwide.  I am

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Nepal’s Faltering Peace Process (ICG Report)

Kathmandu/Brussels, 19 February 2009: Despite successful elections and a lasting military ceasefire, Nepal’s peace process is facing its most severe tests yet. Nepal’s Faltering Peace Process,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the fragile state of Nepal’s peace process. Ten months after the elections, the constitution-writing process

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Nepal Update and Peace Corps Possibilities

By Shivaji Uphadaya On Constitution Assembly Elections and Results: The overall success of the Constitutional Assembly Elections held on the 10th of April 2008 was a break through towards the opening of a new Nepal. More than 60 percent voters’ turn out demonstrated their fearless participation and extreme desire to

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Update from RPCV In Nepal

Tansen, April 11 Hello, Nepal IV and friends from the front lines. We’re in the calm of the eye of the hurricane right now.  The violence and disorder of the past months (or years, depending on how you count) wound down exceedingly quickly in the past several days as closures

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