Letters to UN – written by the Nepal Government and CPN (Maoist)

August 9, 2006

(Note: Prachanda, the Chairman of the Communist Patty of Nepal (Maoist) and Girija Prasad Koirala, the Prime Minister of Nepal wrote letters to the UN separately. Both letters contained identical five-point agreement for UN assistance.)

Full Text of Letter Written by CPN (Maoist)

Excellency,

I have the honor to refer to my letter dated July 24, 2006 requesting the cooperation of the United Nations in the ongoing peace process in Nepal. In this context, I am happy to acquaint you that United Nations team, which left Kathmandu a week ago, held extensive yet fruitful consultations with all concerned stakeholders of peace process here in Nepal. The UN team, as I understand, is likely to submit its report to you on Nepal.

In the mean time, Excellency, I wish to inform you that further to the Eight-Point Understanding between the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN-M) of June 2006 and the commitment expressed by the government of Nepal (GON) to the Agreement, the GON and the CPN-M hereby request the United Nations to provide its assistance as follows with a view to creating a free and fair atmosphere for the election of a constituent assembly and entire the peace process:

1. Continue its human rights monitoring through the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR, Nepal)

2. Assist the monitoring of the Code of Conduct during the Ceasefire.

3. On the basis of the agreement to seek UN assistance in the “the management of arms and armed personnel of both the sides”, deploy qualified civilian personnel to monitor and verify the confinement of CPN-M combatants and their weapons within designated cantonment areas. Later the modalities for all arrangements, including of arms and munitions, will be worked out among the parties and the UN.

4. Monitor the Nepal Army to ensure that it remains in its barracks and its weapons are not used for or against any side. The modalities will be worked out among the parties and the UN.

5. Provide election observation for the election of the Constituent Assembly in consultation with the parties.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

(Prachanda)
Chairman,
Central Committee
CPN (Maoist)

Excellency Kofi A. Annan
Secretary General,
United Nations, NY
United States of America

Source: Maoist Information Bulletin – August 2006 

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