Statement on the ongoing violations of children’s rights in Gaza

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) stands by the principles endorsed in the United Nations Human Rights Conventions, especially the Convention on the Rights of the Child and urges all global leaders to work together on behalf of the children of Gaza. 
IBBY was born in the aftermath of World War II with the unflinching belief that international understanding is a necessary condition for tolerance and world peace.

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Author Dev Kumari Thapa

Dev Kumari Thapa, devoted to the field of literature for six decades, is also a great name in children’s literature. Youngest daughter of Hasta Bahadur Katuwal and Rama Devi Katuwal, Thapa was born in April 14, 1928 AD at Giddhe Pahad, Kharseong, in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. She made her debut in literature in the year 2003 with her story “Patan’ published in Gorkha. She has six works to her credit for children. Punyatma Aama (2009 BS/ 1952 AD), and Chha Taara (2010 BS/ 1951 AD) are collections of biographies, useful for children. Ramko Katha (2013 BS/ 1957 AD), Vara Parabata (2033 BS/ 1976 AD), Kathako Batulo (2036 BS/ 1979 AD), Jangalko Katha (2037 BS/ 1980 AD) and Sun Pakhti Chari (2042 BS/ 1986 AD) are her collections of stories for children.

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Author Madhav Ghimire

Ghimire gave continuity to his poetic works from the very time he was appointed head  master to a preparatory school in his village. In fact, the poems of Ghimire written in simple and child-friendly-language, based on a study of the interest, daily routine, psychology and the entertainment of children, are great treasures of Nepali children’s literature. Ghimire has made his songs and poems appropriate of the children’s interest. His poems employ folk tunes and meters used by children, and simple themes based on rural lives.

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Author Laxmi Prasad Devkota

With the divine touch of the magical pen of Laxmi Prasad Devkota, a glittering exponent of Nepali literature, the children’s literature has been greatly blessed and enriched. He was born on Kartik 27 1966 BS (2009 AD.) on the pious day of Laxmi Pooja at Dillibazar, Dhobidhara Tole, Kathmandu. He was the third son of his parents: Mr. Tik Madhav Devkota and Amar Rajya Laxmi Devi Devkota. He passed away in 2016.

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Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign Launched in Nepal

The Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal, has launched a nationwide measles-rubella vaccination campaign with the aim of vaccinating approximately 5.7 million children. The campaign will vaccinate children 9 months to under 15 years in 24 high-risk districts (21 districts in Terai and three districts in Kathmandu Valley). Similarly, children  9 months to under 5 years will be vaccinated in 51 out of 53 districts. The campaign has already been successfully conducted in the two earthquake-affected districts: Jajarkot and Rukum West.

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Satya Mohan  Joshi

Satya Mohan Joshi is a legendary person of Nepal who was born in the year 1920 may 12. He was born to father Shankar Raj Joshi and mother Raj Kumar Joshi in Lalitpur Nepal. Having learnt his first alphabets at home, he later was enrolled at Durbar High School in Kathmandu. At an early age of 17, he was married to Radha Devi Shrestha of Patan with whom he had two kids Anu Raj Joshi and Purna Raj Joshi.

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