Statement by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator on behalf of the International Community in Nepal
Kathmandu, 10 July 2015
"The international community commends the current progress in the constitution drafting process, and the efforts shown by all political parties to finalize the constitution in the near future. The political parties have an opportunity to build momentum through a public consultation process that gives all Nepal’s citizens a full opportunity to express their views and to build common ownership of the draft constitution.
The international community trusts that the political leaders honor their commitments to fundamental human rights, gender equality and inclusiveness in the constitution in line with the international laws, to which Nepal is a signatory. The accomplishment of a democratic and inclusive constitution, providing for the interests, equity and rights of women and men from all sections of Nepali society would build on the positive achievements of past agreements.
With this fundamental and guiding document, the political leadership have a historic opportunity to inspire a peaceful, united, inclusive and democratic future of Nepal".