• Änderungen an der Petition

    at 23 May 2020 17:25

    Corrections tio adjust formatting of English version of the petition.


    Neuer Petitionstext: The German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) intends to end bilateral cooperation with Nepal as part of its BMZ 2030 reform process.
    Overall, cooperation with 24 countries worldwide is to be terminated as part of this reform, including nine countries that belong to the Least Developed Counties, i.e. the poorest countries in the world - including Nepal! [1]
    The criteria used to select the countries have not yet been published transparently by the BMZ. In media reports, the criteria include success in fighting corruption, good governance and respect for human rights. However, it is precisely in these areas that Nepal has seen positive developments in recent years, as the state has managed the transition from a constitutional monarchy to a federal democracy.
    **We appeal to the Federal Minister to continue the long-standing ties with Nepal and bilateral cooperation in the future.**
    Germany's good relations with Nepal will be jeopardized by the withdrawal from bilateral cooperation. Apart from the diplomatic, political and humanitarian implications, German official development cooperation in Nepal cannot and should not be replaced by the exclusive involvement of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private initiatives.
    This petition was initiated by the German Nepal Friendship Association (Deutsch-Nepalische Gesellschaft) and Long Yang e. V. and is supported by many NGOs.
    **Especially in view of the current global corona crisis and the devastating effects on the population in Nepal, we appeal to solidarity and community spirit and hope for your support.**

    Unterschriften zum Zeitpunkt der Änderung: 806 (731 in Deutschland)

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