KATHMANDU, Friday, 14 September, 2018 — Imagine what you want and find on your Pam. It seems a dream, but such dreams are transferring into reality. It is a new approach and an innovative idea that I and my team has tried to relate imagination into reality in UN digital library. Just think and speak what you want, UN digital library would prompt available materials in various formats – documents, photos and videos – of information. Concept of voice over search engine has been implemented into the digital library, especially for those people who are very special and differently able to perform any acts of their life. With essence of global agenda 2030 – sustainable development – we tried to accommodate all leaving no one behind. This is still not enough but might be the first kind in digital library in Nepal to try to reach more people through unique campaign of the UN’s knowledge management to preserve institutional memories.
With passion of reaching to end users, any transition of technological innovation has to overcome several issues, beyond the environment. While turning reference library to digital library in United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nepal, mainly three components – content, budget and technology – were central to produce a visible result within 5 years timeframe. Authorization is major component every time to establish a legacy. This article is based on the author’s experiences of UN digital library (http://un.info.np) transition in UNIC Kathmandu.
Kathmandu, 15 August 2017 — Public speaking is my seasonal activity. I learn. And feel associated and connected with people sharing knowledge in a platform. In a way, I spoke about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating my stories of life with 200 youths on the floor moderated by Nepal Youth Council on Saturday, 15th August 2017.
I am always fascinated to reply a question of “How to get a job in the United Nations (UN)?” or “any engagement with UN?” when someone asks with passion. I always wonder seeing shining face of my front while replying answer. And I wish them to try the best at their end. My answers are following.
Before applying for any assignment to the UN, going through few literature would fuel to understand UN organization which is still complex to understand within few years of experience too. “UN Basic Facts” (http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/View/1774) is one of the core books of UN which provides comprehensive information and insightful fundamental organizational structure. Six organs of UN – “Trusteeship Council, Security Council, General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, International Court of Justice and Secretariat – and its agencies – like UNDP, UNICEF and etc – are major understanding of organization chart which is very important to know while applying for any job. UN system is represented by Secretariat which is governed by UN Secretary-General with offices and departments.