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Nepalese CSOs HandOver Memorandum to Nepal Government regarding SDGs


4 September 2015, Kathmandu:

CSOs' delegation led by NGO Federation of Nepal has handed over memorandum regarding Sustainable Development Agendas to various authorities of Nepal government on behalf of an entire Civil Society Organizations to sensitize the government regarding the position of the Nepalese CSOs on the sustainable development agendas 2030.

The Memorandum includes key suggestions from CSOs regarding weakness, strength and implementation aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the steps Nepal government should take during its implementation. The CSOs had set their common position on the agendas before submitting the memorandum to the government on the Sustainable Development Goals which are going to be endorsed this month.


A team led by NGO Federation of Nepal president Ms. SharmilaKarki met with member of National Planning Commission Dr Gobinda Nepal, chairman of Development Committee of Parliament Mr. Rabindra Adhikari and Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Tara Prasad Pokhrel separately on 4 September 2015 and submitted the memorandum. The delegation included NFN president Sharmila Karki, NFN Secretary General Gopal Lamsal, NFN Executive Director Daya Sagar Shrestha, Dalit NGO Federation chairman Gajadhar Sunar, NGO FONIN Secretary TB Tamang, Federation of Community Users of Nepal (FECOFUN) Treasurer Manju Malasi, and NFN Communication Officer Bigyan Sharma.


The CSOs have acknowledged the SDGs as progressive ones with some reservations.


"We have concluded that despite being progressive, it is not complete. We have identified some of the issues based on five principles of the development justice," CSOs said in the memorandum. The CSOs have given feedback to the government on some key issues such as financingfor development, international development assistance, use of resources, debt cancellation, climate justice, gender equality, accountability mechanism and role of civil society among other.

Earlier, the memorandum was prepared through an extensive discussion in a prgramme organized by NFN on 3 September 2015 in Kathmandu. The discussion programme chaired by NFN President Sharmila Karki was number of CSO Federations, alliances and networks took part.

Please click here to download memorandum.



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