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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York

Posted by Anup Baral September 24, 2016 : Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat on Friday attended the 15th annual ministerial meeting of the landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Highlighting the special needs of LDCs and LLDCs, the minister underlined the importance of promoting inclusive, equitable and sustainable development at the regional level through the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a statement from Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the UN, Durga Prasad Bhattarai noted the importance of implementing the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA) for the LLDCs effectively in full synergy and perfect coherence with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other internationally agreed goals and targets. He also highlighted the importance of transit cooperation in the context of special needs of global attention and support for the LLDCs.

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Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.