Delegation of the European Union to Nepal

About the EU Delegation to Nepal

12/05/2016 - 15:17
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The EU Delegation to Nepal — what it does, what it hopes to achieve and its staff.

The EU Delegation to Nepal is one of the 140 diplomatic missions that represent the EU across the globe. It aims to strengthen EU-Nepal relations by taking up the roles: 

  • To represent the European Union in Nepal and to present its positions and the interests to the government of Nepal.
  • To further relationships between the European Union and Nepal.
  • To disseminate information on the European Union, on policies and developments and in particular on the European integration process.
  • To cooperate with representatives of EU Member States in Nepal on matters of interest to the European Union.
  • Work together with the government in accomplishing its reconstruction goals following the earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015.
  • Assist the government of Nepal in increasing its competitive edge in the trade sector.
  • Assist the government in achieving its goal to reform the education sector through support to the School Sector Development Plan.
  • Assist Nepal in its economic development through support to technical and vocational education together with rural development.
  • Assist the government of Nepal in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The European Commission which was present in Nepal since 1992 for technical cooperation was upgraded in 2002 to a Delegation with a diplomatic status similar to that of other diplomatic missions in Nepal. It underwent a name change and became the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal after the formation of European External Action Service on 26 July 2010.

The EU Delegation does not deal with tasks of a consular nature (like issuing visas or providing tourist information), which are dealt with by the EU Member State Embassies in Nepal and instead functions as an official channel of bilateral relations, be it political, development, economic or cultural.

The Nepal Delegation is a fully-fledged diplomatic mission and officially represents the EU in Nepal. It plays an essential part in its political, economic and commercial relations with the country and provides information on the policies and institutions of the EU.

The Delegation plays a crucial role in supervising the implementation of EU co-operation programmes in Nepal, a role that is steadily increasing  following the deconcentration of co-operation activities from Headquarters to Delegations foreseen in the reform of the management of the EU's external assistance.

The Delegation works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU countries, serving as a venue for meetings that involve the EU as a whole, acting as the contact point for joint cultural initiatives. The Head of the Delegation is formally accredited as the official representative of the EU to the Government of the Nepal and is referred to as Her Excellency, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal.

Namaste

I am extremely happy and honoured to take up my duties as the European Union Ambassador to Nepal. In these uncertain times, it opens up a window for me to work alongside the government and the people of Nepal towards the shared goal and vision of a peaceful and prosperous Nepal and to address together the challenges of our fragile planet.

My team and I, along with the European Union Member States, in a true “Team Europe” spirit, will spare no efforts to bring the Nepalese and Europeans closer together. I look forward to make the most out of my stay here in Nepal, both professionally and personally.

H.E. Nona Deprez

Ambassador, European Union Delegation to Nepal

Ms Nona Deprez was Head of Unit for the Partnership Instrument in the Service for Foreign Policy Instrument (FPI) of the European Commission in Brussels. At the start of the new Commission, Nona Deprez was appointed Equality Coordinator for the Service. Within the FPI, she has worked previously on Election Observations Missions and the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace after having served in two European Union Delegations to Indonesia and Benin. She holds a Master’s of Science in European Studies from London School of Economics, following a first masters in Business Engineering from the Solvay Business School (ULB)..

She has a husband and two children. 

 

नमस्ते नेपालका लागि युरोपियन युनियनको राजदूतका रुपमा जिम्मेवारी सम्हाल्न पाउदाँ निकै हर्षित छु गौरवान्वित महसुस गरिरहेको छु हालको अन्यौलतापूर्ण परिस्थितिले शान्त तथा समुन्नत नेपालको साझा लक्ष्य   दृष्टिकोण एवमं पृथ्वीले सामना गरिरहेका चुनौतिहरु सम्बोधन गर्नका लागि नेपाल सरकार तथा नेपाली जनतासँग मिलेर काम गर्ने अवसर मलाई प्राप्त भएको छ ।

टिम युरोपको मर्मअनुरुप युरोपियन सदस्य राष्ट्रहरुसँगै मेरो टोलीले नेपाली तथा युरोपेली जनतालाई नजिक ल्याउनका लागि कुनै कसर बाँकी राख्ने छैनौं मेरो नेपाल बसाइको अवधिलाई व्यक्तिगत तथा व्यवसायिक दुवै रुपमा सफल बनाउने अपेक्षा लिएको छु । 

श्रीमती नोना डेप्रे नेपालका लागि युरोपियन युनियनका राजदूत नियुक्त हुनु अघि ब्रसेल्स स्थित युरोपियन कमिसनकोसर्भिस फर फरेन पलिसी इन्सट्रुमेन्ट’(एफपिआई) अन्तर्गतकोपार्टनरसिप इन्सट्रुमेन्टको प्रमुख हुनुहुन्थ्यो नयाँ कमिसन शुरु हुदाँ वहाँ सो सेवाकोइक्वालिटी कोअर्डिनेटर’ (समानता संयोजक) हुनु हुन्थ्यो एफपिआईमा वहाँले विगतमा निर्वाचन पर्यवेक्षण मिसन तथा स्थायित्व एवमं शान्तिलाई योगदान दिनेइन्सट्रुमेन्टअन्तरगत रहेर काम गरिसक्नु भएको त्यसभन्दा अघि वहाँले इण्डोनेशिया तथा बेनिनस्थित युरोपियन युनियनको डेलिगेसनहरुमा रहेर कार्य गर्नु भएको थियो महामहिम डेप्रेले लण्डन स्कूल अफ इकोनोमिक्स्बाट युरोपियन अध्ययनमा  स्नातकोत्तर गर्नु भएको भने सोलभे बीजीनेस  स्कूल (युएलबी) बाट व्यवसायिक इन्जिनियरिङ्गमा स्नातकोत्तर गर्नु भएको

वहाँ आफ्ना श्रीमान् तथा दुई छोराछोरीका साथ बस्नु हुन्छ

 

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