Nepal’s Peace Process at the United Nations – II
2012, pp. xx+196
ISBN: 978 9937 587 01 3
This book follows a similarly titled earlier volume and consists of reports by the United Nations’ Secretary-General to the Security Council and briefings to the Council by his Representative, Karin Landgren, on Nepal’s peace process and the role of the United Nations. It provides detailed documentation of what happened in the years following the election to the Constituent Assembly, including its near-dissolution in May 2010, leading up to the exit of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) in January 2011. The introduction by Landgren serves as a brief but insightful introspection on UNMIN’s four years of operations in Nepal and the challenges it faced.
Karin Landgren was the Representative of the Secretary General to Nepal and head of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) from February 2009 until the Mission closed two years later. Currently the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Burundi, she worked for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, for many years in South and Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. She was also the first chief of child protection for UNICEF, and in 2006-2008 was an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.