Other members included two commanders at brigade level from UCPNM, and the representatives from UNDP, UNMIN
, UNICEF and UNFPA.
NAB RAJ NATH Financial Analyst At a time when the UNMIN
has left the country in a state of flux with no government in place and trust deficit growing among the leaders, the breakthrough has given some hope to the people of Nepal.
According to sources, India was opposed to any extension for UNMIN
as it felt that the mission has outlived its utility and has become a tool of dispute between the warring political parties.
Some 120 UNMIN
staffers have also been notified to initiate a checkout process.
started its work with the assistance of UNDP, UNICEF and Interim Task Force from January 2007 for an initial period of one year.
On several occasions Nepali Congress expressed its displeasure at the perceived partiality of UNMIN
towards the Maoists (Mahat 2009, Poudyal 2009).
The government wants the Special Committee chaired by the Prime Minister to replace UNMIN
while the Maoists want UNMIN
's term extended.
As such, UNMIN
belongs to a small category of UN peace operations.
Mission in Nepal is to expire, Nepal's state army has said the country no longer needs the UNMIN
, major dailies reported Saturday.
However, the UNMIN
has verified only nineteen thousand of them as PA, as some of them left the cantonments and others were under-aged.
As the time to wrap up the mission is nearing, B Lynn Pascoe, UN under secretary general for political affairs is hopeful that the leaders will move "very quickly" to resolve the issues of power-sharing and has stressed time and again that the "United Nations is not abandoning Nepal just because UNMIN
The army chief's statement came on the heels of UNMIN
chief Karin Landgren's consultations with the main political parties Friday over the extension of the mission's mandate.