Waging Peace.
Fighting Disease.
Building Hope.


After more than 10 years of civil strife, Nepal elected a constituent assembly in 2008 in a process observed by The Carter Center. The Center has stayed in Nepal since then to monitor the postelection peace and constitution drafting processes and to provide impartial information on progress in these areas to political and civil society leaders.


Waging Peace

Beginning in 2004, Carter Center staff 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: 30,430,267

Population below poverty line: 25 percent

Life expectancy: 67 years

Ethnic groups: Chhettri, Brahman-Hill, Magar, Tharu, Tamang, Newar, Muslim, Kami, Yadav, other, unspecified

Religions: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Kirant, other

Languages: Nepali (official), Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana), Tamang, Newar, Magar, Awadhi, other, unspecified


(Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook 2013)

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