United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is set to visit Nepal at the invitation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. The four-day visit, initially scheduled for October 13 to October 16, was postponed due to global events. However, it has now been rescheduled to take place from October 29 to November 1.
The postponement of the visit occurred following the escalation of tensions in the Middle East when the Palestinian militant group Hamas attacked Israel.
During his visit, Secretary General Guterres will engage in discussions on various pressing issues raised by Prime Minister Dahal at the UN General Assembly. These discussions will include topics such as Nepal’s peace process, the impacts of climate change, and the role of other countries in the International Organisation for the Least Developed Countries (IOLDCs) and its upgradation.
It is anticipated that Secretary General Guterres will meet with representatives of various political parties within the Nepalese government to discuss the peace process. The schedule for these meetings has yet to be determined.
Additionally, climate change effects will be a key topic of discussion during the visit. Secretary General Guterres will also have the opportunity to witness the impact of climate change and be given an aerial view of the Mount Everest region.
The visit will culminate with Secretary General Guterres addressing the Federal Parliament of Nepal on October 30. This visit underscores the importance of international cooperation and the United Nations’ commitment to addressing critical global issues.