Nepal elected UNICEF executive board member

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Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) Nepal was elected a member of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executive board on Saturday, representing the Group of Asia-Pacific States for 2016-18, officials said.

Nepal’s Permanent Representative of to the UN, Durga Prasad Bhattarai, was also unanimously elected vice-president to the Bureau of the Executive Board of the UNICEF for 2016, representing the Asia-Pacific region, reports Xinhua news agency.

“With this election, Nepal is availed yet another global stage to contribute to the work of the UN, this time in providing strategic guidance to its agency specializing in the children’s causes,” read a statement issued by Nepal’s Permanent Mission to UN in New York.

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