US Peace Corps Nepal Anniversary Remarks

US Peace Corps in Nepal – 55th anniversary remarks Madam Ambassador, members of the Peace Corps, and dear friends, Thank you, Madam Ambassador, and Director of the Peace Corps, for inviting a commoner like me who has no official title or function in Nepal to make some remarks at this special 55th anniversary to celebrate More...

The Peace Corps Inspiration

Remarks by Kul C Gautam at Induction of US Peace Corps Volunteers in Nepal: Kathmandu, 10 June 2016. Madam Ambassador, members of the Peace Corps family, dear friends, When I received the invitation to attend this ceremony and say a few words, I was genuinely super-thrilled. I say that not as a polite courtesy, or More...

Role of Women and Children in Peace-building

I come from Nepal, a country that recently suffered a catastrophic earthquake. The outpouring of sympathy, support and solidarity for the victims of this natural disaster from the people of Japan, and the rest of the world, has been heart-warming. This morning, I was very happy to hear Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida’s announcement that support More...

Building back Better Nepal after the Earthquake

It is always a great pleasure for me to meet and speak with friends and colleagues at the Japan Committee for UNICEF. My admiration for the good work of JCU goes back several decades. I recall fondly many occasions when I attended JCU meetings with your former leader and my good friend Togo-san, the current More...

Canada – Nepal Relations in Global Perspective

Remarks by Kul Chandra Gautam· at Nepal-Canada Friendship and Cultural Association Program to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Nepal-Canada Diplomatic Ties Kathmandu, 18 January 2015 I thank the Nepal-Canada Friendship and Cultural Association for inviting me to say a few words about “Nepal-Canada relationship in global perspective” on this happy occasion as we celebrate the More...

Basic Education in Nepal and the World – Challenges and Prospects

Inaugural Address at the Educational Interaction Series by Rato Bangala Foundation Kathmandu, 3 July 2014 It is a real honour to be invited to address this inaugural session of the Educational Interaction Series sponsored by the Rato Bangala Foundation. I commend the Foundation for its continuing efforts to help improve the quality of basic education More...

Enhancing Quality Education for All in Nepal

Keynote Address by Kul Chandra Gautam· at National Conference of District Education Officers Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, 27 August 2013 I am delighted to join you at this national conference on education that brings together all the key players – district, regional and national education officers – responsible for ensuring quality basic education in Nepal. No other More...

Children and Post-Millennium Development Goals in Nepal and the World

Keynote Remarks by Kul Chandra Gautam at Round Table on Post-Millennium Development Goals and Children, Kathmandu, 26 July 2013 I commend the Government of Nepal, SOS Children’s Village and Action Aid Nepal for organizing this timely Round Table on Post-Millennium Development Goals and Children. The United Nations is organizing a high-level event in New York More...

Child-friendly Local Governance

Keynote Address by Kul Chandra Gautam 3rd International Conference on Child Friendly Cities (CFC) “Child Rights Approach to Governance, Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Asia-Pacific” Kathmandu, 27 June 2013 – I am delighted to join this conference dedicated to promoting child-friendly local governance globally, in the Asia Pacific region, and here in Nepal. Two decades More...

Role of Religion in Peace-building and Development in Nepal

Keynote Speech by Kul Chandra Gautam at Symposium Inter-religious Coexistence, Peace and Development in Nepal Kathmandu, 17 June 2013 I commend the organizers of this important symposium, Religions for Peace, Nepal; the Winchester University’s Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace, UK, and Tribhuwan University’s Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, for bringing us More...