UN Under-Secretary General calls on PM Dahal; discuss nutrition status of Nepal

Pushpa-Kamal-Dahal_Gerda-VerburgKathmandu / Apr. 8: United Nations Under Secretary General and Nutrition Program Coordinator, Gerda Verburg paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter’s official residence at Baluwatar today.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Prachanda talked about the nutrition situation in Nepal and added that the nutrition situation is improving with collaboration of the government, private sectors and donors.

Saying the government has been moving ahead taking the agenda of sustainable and balanced development along with nutrition, he said that women would assume leadership role after the local-level election and the nutrition issue would be included significantly in the health and education.

Similarly, Under Secretary-General Gerda expressed happiness over the progress made by Nepal in the nutrition sector and assured that the UN would provide support to Nepal in this sector. RSS

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