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Permanent Representative Message

Welcome to the official website of the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations in New York!

Nepal joined the United Nations on 14 December 1955. H.E. Rishikesh Shaha was appointed as the first Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations in 1956. Since his term ended in 1960, eleven Permanent Representatives served in that capacity and I am the 13th Permanent Representative now.

Nepal has been regularly participating in the annual GA sessions since joining the UN. Nepali delegations to the UN General Assembly session have been led at the ministerial level, some at the level of head of government and occasionally by the Permanent Representative. Foreign Secretary, Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal, led the Nepali delegation to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly held in 2022. 

Nepal had the privilege of leading the Commission of Investigation into the Conditions and Circumstances resulting in the tragic death of the then Secretary-General Mr. Dag Hammarskjold who was killed in a plane crash in Lusaka in 1961. Mr. Rishikesh Shaha, Permanent Representative and leader of Nepalese delegation to the 16th GA session, was entrusted with this important responsibility.

Nepal has been active in the work of the United Nations ranging from the maintenance of international peace and security to development and human rights. Nepal played a leading role in the negotiations of the Istanbul Programme of Action in 2011 and contributed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, among others.  It also served as the Chair of the Second (Economic and Financial) Committee of the UN General Assembly during its 75 th Session and as the Rapporteur of the Committee for the 76 th Session. Nepal is currently the second largest troops and police-contributing country and the member of the Peacebuilding Commisssion. Nepal served twice in the United Nations Security Council as an elected non-permanent member, in 1969-70 and in 1988-1989. Currently, Nepal is serving as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for the second term 2021-2023. Nepal's involvement is ever increasing.

In this website, you will find all major updates on the work of the Mission, particularly press releases issued by the Mission, statements delivered at various UN meetings and important updates on meetings as well as high-level visits from the capital.  

Matters of public interest will also be shared simultaneously through the official twitter handle of the Mission (@NepalUNNY) (https://twitter.com/NepalUNNY). 

Your suggestions to make it even more useful and userfriendly will be highly appreciated.

Amrit B. Rai
Permanent Representative