24 October 2008
UN Day festivities in Kathmandu
Approximately 800 guests gathered at the UN House in Kathmandu to celebrate United Nations Day, 24 October 2008. In addition to watching the Secretary-General's video message, visitors viewed exhibits at eighteen information booths showcasing activities of various UN agencies operating in Nepal. Four students were given awards for their performances in a student debate contest where they spoke on the issue of youth and unemployment. A highlight of the programme was a play that addressed issues of poverty, development and conflict in Nepal.