Nepal officially becomes a pathfinder country of the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

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Nepal has become the latest pathfinder to join the Global Accelerator. The country confirmed the high-level commitment with an official expression of interest approved by Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', and signed by Dr. Min Bahadur Shrestha, Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission of the government of Nepal.

The country’s commitment aims to collaborate for investments in critical sectors of the economy to generate employment, improve working conditions, and promote just transitions.  The Global Accelerator could be an important mechanism to support the implementation of Nepal’s 16th National Development Plan, which has decent jobs, social protection, productivity, and competitiveness at the heart of its priorities towards economic growth, the realization of human rights, and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

The collaboration and engagement of Nepal with the Global Accelerator was consolidated in 2023 with the establishment of a Steering Committee for the implementation of the initiative in the country under the leadership of the National Planning Commission, and with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security; the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies; Workers' and Employers' organizations; the private sector, and UN agencies (ILO, UNICEF, UNDP and UNWomen). 

Nepal has also participated in high-level events organized by the Global Accelerator such as the High-level Policy and Financing Dialogue held in New York in April 2023 and the SDG Acceleration Day in September 2023 during the SDG Summit. 

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