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Nepal government closes down UN-DPA office with immediate effect

  The UNMIN was formally entrusted the responsibility in January, 2007, after the government and the Maoists signing a peace accord, and Maoists declaring that it had given up decades long politics of arms. The Nepal government last week closed down the United Nations’ Department of Political Affairs (UN-DPA) that was active, at times controversially, here for the past seven years as a residue of the UN Mission to Nepal assisting the peace process. Following a cabinet decision, a letter was handed over to the UN Headquarter in New York, with a copy here to the UN country office, with a fait acompli that the office has been closed down with ‘immediate effect’ giving three months exit time to its staff.



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