On 30th September 2006, 224 children were placed in the care of SOS Children’s Villages while the “Search and Rescue” activities resumed.
On Sunday Urmila Aryal, Minister for Women Children and Social Welfare, appealed to the Ministry of Health to arrange a VDC-level 24-hour maternity service to save women and their babies who succumb to childbirth.
I would like to thank professor Dhavan for organizing an incredibly well organized trip. During the day, we were able to meet with the entire committee, including Vice Chancellor Mattoo, give out certificates to last years graduates and visit six villages.
At the end of June there were 187 children in the care of SOS Children's Villages. Eleven children were reunited with their families.
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, opened on Friday the annual meeting of the South Asia Foundation at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The South Asia Foundation (SAF), founded in 2000 by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh, promotes regional cooperation and peace through education, understanding and friendship among the people of South Asia.
The annual meeting of the Governing Council of the South Asia Foundation (SAF) was held in Paris, France, on 17th and 18th March 2006 at UNESCO Headquarters and the residence of Ambassador Madanjeet Singh. It was opened by Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO and attended by the Chairpersons of the eight SAF Chapters, Vice-Chancellors of South Asian universities, specially invited guests, secretaries of the Advisory Boards of SAF Chapters, and a number of Paris-based Ambassadors and Permanent Delegates to UNESCO and UNESCO officials. The list of participants is reproduced in an annex to this report.