Nepal’s Role in the United Nations

Since joining the United Nations on 14th December 1955, Nepal has reposed her enduring faith in the principles and the purposes enshrined in the UN Charter. As a peace-loving nation, Nepal has contributed significantly to UN peacekeeping operations around the globe since 1958. As of 2022, Nepal is the second largest troops and police contributing country, preceded by Bangladesh, in terms of the member of peacekeeping forces sent to serve in the UN peacekeeping operations.

Nepal led the commission of investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of the then UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold who was killed in a plane crash in Lusaka in 1961. Nepal has actively fulfilled its responsibilities while serving as a member of the security council for two terms: 1969-70 and 1988-89. Likewise, Nepal served as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the term 2018-2020 and Nepal has been re-elected again as its member in 2020.

Nepal is one of the signatory nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on 10th December 1948. The country has incessantly called for the protection of the rights of small landlocked countries and landlocked developing countries in UN sessions and meetings.

The South Asian country has supported the establishment of peace zones for the sake of world peace. She has been persistently calling for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction. Moreover, Nepal has hosted the UN Regional Center for peace and disarmament in Asia and the Pacific in Kathmandu.

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