News Digest: International Relations & Foreign Affairs (January 20 – 26, 2022)

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Nepal has been elected a member of four UN bodies, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the UN Commission on Narcotics (CND), the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD), and the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).

India has conveyed to independent electricity producers that they must guarantee no Chinese involvement, including Chinese investment or projects built by Chinese contractors in their hydroelectricity projects while selling it in India’s power exchange market. As per a senior official of the Nepal Electricity Authority, the endeavors to trade electricity from Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower failed due to Chinese engagement.

The population of Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura has been included in the census of 2078 BS.

CPN (Maoist Center) standing committee meeting has formed a team to provide recommendations on MCC issues. The party will deliberate on the issue focusing on the recommendations.

Israeli Health Ministry, Immigration Authority, and Nepali Embassy in Israel welcomed 99 migrant workers on January 19. Under the G2G agreement between Nepal and Isreal, the workers were sent for temporary employment in Israel’s special labor market.

1.6 million Doses out of 4 million doses of Moderna vaccines purchased with the financial assistance of the World Bank have arrived in Nepal. The vaccine will be given to people of the age group of 12 to 17 years.

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