The United Nations became operational in Nepal over half a century ago, when the Food and Agriculture Organization opened its office in 1951. Since then, an additional 23 UN agencies, funds and programmes have opened offices, the latest being the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs which opened its Regional Centre for Peace & Disarmament in August 2008. The World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund also have missions in Nepal and participate in the UNCT.
The UNCT is an important development partner in Nepal. It is committed to ensure development results that bring positive change in Nepali people’s life. The UNCT’s common objective is to deliver coherent, effective and efficient support to Nepal in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and other national and internationally agreed goals. The UN’s work in Nepal aims to ensure programme excellence, good practice and compliance to global policies.
About 2155 (1859 national and 296 international) dedicated UN staff members provide their expertise and services in support of achieving the UNCT’s objectives. The UNCT (excluding the IFIs) mobilized approximately USD 206 million in development and humanitarian assistance in 2011 and expects to spend about USD 259 million in 2012.
UN Country Team, Nepal
PO Box 107, Pulchowk
UN House, Pulchowk
Telephone: + (977) 1 5523200