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Secretary-General appoints new Personal Representative for Nepal

25 August 2006- Statement was issued by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

The Secretary-General is firmly committed to support the peace process in Nepal and was, thus, encouraged to receive identical letters, earlier this month, from the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), requesting assistance from the United Nations in a number of areas. These include human rights monitoring, monitoring of the Code of Conduct during the ceasefire, management of arms and armed personnel of both sides, and electoral observation. He believes it is now urgent to undertake follow-on consultations with all concerned parties in Nepal, in order to build on the common understanding that now exists, so that detailed planning for the United Nations assistance may proceed.

Accordingly, he has decided to appoint Ian Martin as his Personal Representative in Nepal for support to the peace process. Building on the recent pre-assessment mission to the country, Mr. Martin will conduct intensive discussions with the key actors in Nepal. He will begin his assignment immediately, and will be joined by a small multidisciplinary team that will assist him in advising the parties in the areas where the United Nations has been asked to help.

Secretary-General sends team to discuss proposed U.N. assistance in peace process

18 July 2006- Statement was issued by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Recent developments have provided an unprecedented opportunity to achieve a negotiated political solution to Nepal's 10-year armed conflict. With that in mind, the Secretary-General has decided to send a team to Nepal to discuss the proposed United Nations assistance in the peace process. Through consultations with all concerned, the mission will seek a common understanding of the nature and scope of responsibilities the United Nations could undertake in the peace process. The assessment team will be led by Staffan de Mistura, and is scheduled to be in Nepal between 26 July and 3 August.
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