Waging Peace.
Fighting Disease.
Building Hope.


The Carter Center observed as Nepal conducted a constituent assembly election in 2013 as part of a long-delayed effort to draft a new constitution. A constituent assembly elected in 2008 was dissolved in 2012 after failing to agree on a constitutional plan.


Waging Peace

Beginning in 2004, Carter Center staff members met with royal and government officials and representatives from other national organizations to discuss possible solutions to the civil conflict and avenues of mediation.  The Carter Center held several rounds of conflict resolution training for political party representatives and civil society leaders, held bridge-building sessions with Maoist representatives in Nepal, and worked in broad cooperation and coordination with international organizations engaged there.

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Map of Nepal
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Size: 147,181 square kilometers

Population: 31,551,305 (2015 est.)

Population below poverty line: 25 percent

Life expectancy: 68 years

Ethnic groups: Chhettri, Brahman-Hill, Magar, Tharu, Tamang, Newar, Muslim, Kami, Yadav, Rai, Gurung, Damai/Dholii, Thakuri, Limbu, Sarki, Teli, Chamar/Harijan/Ram, Koiri/Kushwaha, other

Religions: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Kirant, other

Languages: Nepali (official), Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Newar, Magar, Bajjika, Urdu, Avadhi, Limbu, Gurung, other, unspecified

(Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook 2016)

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