Prime Minister Koirala’s Letter to the UN Secretary-General
On July 2, 2006, Prime Minister Girija Prasad
Koirala wrote a letter to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General
Kofi Annan requesting the UN to assist in the monitoring of the
Cease-fire and related issues. Following is the full text of the
July 2, 2006
Dear Mr. Secretary-General,
I have the pleasure of informing you that the government
of Nepal has taken a decisive step to consolidate achievement of the
successful people's movement that restored democracy and made the people
of Nepal supreme and sovereign once and for all. This has set in motion
Nepal's determination for real and lasting peace based on the national
unity and reconciliation and move towards stability by strengthening
and institutionalizing the democratic process in the country.
On June 16, 2006, the Seven Party Alliance and Communist Party of Nepal
(Maoist) concluded an eight-point agreement covering steps that are
needed to create conducive environment to elect a Constituent Assembly
to ensure permanent peace in the society. Earlier, on May 26, the government
reached an agreement with the CPN (Maoist) on the 25-point code of conduct
to be observed during the ceasefire between two sides.
In view of the firm commitment of the United Nations to promote sustainable
peace and security, economic and social development and human rights
around the world on the basis of fundamental principles of respect for
sovereignty of nations, mutual cooperation and peaceful resolution of
conflict, the government of Nepal decides to request the United Nations
for the following:
1. Continue monitoring of Human Rights through the Office of High Commissioner
for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal.
2. Assist to monitor the code of conduct during the ceasefire.
3. Assist in the monitoring of the combatants of the Maoist and decommissioning
of their arms in order to ensure a free and fair election to the Constituent
4. Monitor to assure that Nepali Army is inside barrack and is not being
used for or against any side in order to ensure free and fair elections
to the Constituent Assembly.
5. Observe the election process to the Constituent Assembly.
As we plan to hold the election of the Constituent Assembly by end of
current Nepali year (mid-April 2007), I will be grateful if you could
start extending the necessary support of the United Nations on the above
mentioned issues at your earlier convenience.
I would like to take this opportunity to express sincere appreciation
and gratitude of the government of Nepal to the United Nations and to
you personally for the consistent support for a democratic process and
continued interest in the peace-building in Nepal.
Please accept Excellency the assurances of my highest consideration.
Girija Prasad Koirala
H. E. Kofi Annan
The United Nations