Kathmandu, October 26
The United Nations Nepal marked the 73rd UN anniversary in the UN House today by organising an Open House Day with the theme ‘Innovation for Sustainable Development’.
According to a press release issued by UN Information Centre, as many as 19 UN agencies together with more than a dozen partner organisations showcased digital banking, the Khulduli app. promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents in Nepal, a nutritional app focused on helping solve the malnutrition problem in Nepal providing the services to their users as per their needs and the MIG app which helps migrants make informed decisions throughout their migration process and allows themto share their experiences, tell their stories and upload pictures that are shared among other MIG app users.
Speaking at the ceremony, Resident Coordinator of the UN in Nepal Wenny Kusuma said “We have chosen innovation as a theme to showcase how the United Nations in Nepal is adopting innovation and using it to support Nepal in achieving sustainable development goals. With the federalisation and development process taking shape rapidly in Nepal, there is a great potential for technology and innovation and it’s crucial for the UN to encourage the adoption of these technologies and innovation, to further alleviate gender inequalities and ensure no one is left behind.”
Nepal became a member of the United Nations in 1951.
A version of this article appears in print on October 27, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.