Embassy opened

KATHMANDU: Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav inaugurated the Nepali Embassy in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, on Thursday. Yadav was on the way to New York to take part in the United Nations General Assembly. The embassy, established in May 2007, will also look after Finland and Sweden. “In his inaugural address, Yadav hoped that the embassy will strengthen relations between the two countries and promote, trade, tourism and investment,” the embassy said in a press release. He appreciated Danish assistance in Nepal’s

development. — RSS

Programme for kids

KATHMANDU: Children-Women in Social Service and Human Rights and Interpedia, Finland, are working on a joint project to discourage the use of children as domestic help. Through the project, both the organisations are raising awareness about domestic child labour, providing quality education and giving the children access to a life free from violence and abuse. “Children are deprived of educational opportunities and are prone to violence and lack of social protection,” said Eija Oksanen, volunteer and project evaluator from Finland. — HNS