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Democracy explains and helps in maintaining law and order. Democracy helps citizens to choose their leaders to run the government. Democracy provides equal rights among citizens on the basis of caste, religion and sex. Democracy enhances the quality of decision-making and also improves the dignity of citizens.
Equity ensures everyone has access to the same treatment, opportunities, and advancement. Equity aims to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent the full participation of some groups. Barriers can come in many forms, but a prime example can be found in this study.
fOOD AND WATER SECURITY
While food security in Nepal has improved in recent years, 4.6 million people are food-insecure, with 20 percent of households mildly food-insecure, 22 percent moderately food-insecure, and 10 percent severely food-insecure, according the 2016 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (DHS. This is not because there is insufficent food but because of unequal access to land, water, credit and markets. Access to water and food is a fundamental right that needs to be made available to all living in Nepal.
PEACE AND SECURITY
Peace and security is an essential factor of human life. A peaceful and secure environment is critical to every society since it affects all aspects of economic and social development in a country, and is a necessary sin-qua non to the realization of human rights. No country can develop or grow economically without peaceful coexistance among its population, and within its borders. The fastest developing nations are those with the best security structures or architecture, and having peace and tranquility thriving within them.
cLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY
Nepal is highly vulnerable to climate change and has already experienced changes in temperature and precipitation at a faster rate than the global average. Due to its geography, Nepal is exposed to a range of climate risks and water-related hazards triggered by rapid snow- and ice-melt in the mountains and torrential rainfall episodes in the foothills during the monsoon season. Millions of Nepalese are estimated to be at risk from the impacts of climate change including reductions in agricultural production, food insecurity, strained water resources, loss of forests and biodiversity, as well as damaged infrastructure.
In the past, Nepal enjoyed a unique tradition, rich heritage and a moderate state of sustainability in all areas, particularly in the environmental arena. However, due to inappropriate planning, weak institutions, limitation of resources, and poor implementation of policies, many big cities in nepal have become even less environmentally, economically and socially sustainable than they were in the past.
Healthy ecosystems are essential to human life, yet we seem to have forgotten the relationship between the nature and society. In Nepal habitat destruction and species extinction are driven by industrial and agricultural development which also exacerbates climate change, inequality and the destruction of indigenous cultures and livelihoods. Agriculture monoculture, promoted by agribuisness and accelerated by genetic modification and patenting of nature, threatens the diversity of crop and domestic animal species, radically increading vunerability to disease.
Denial of human rights and freedom goes hand in hand with poverty and political powerlessness. Millions suffer disctimination, intimidation, arbitrary detention, violence and death in Nepal. In Nepal, there is a need to uphold the right of women to make their own decisions, support the rights of indigenous people, demand transparency in delivering justice.
SELF-sufficiency & iNDEPENDENCE
Currently Nepal is overtly dependant on other countries for even basic commodities such as rice and sugar. This dependence on others for food, infrastructure and other aid has significantly weakened the image and sovereignty of Nepal. Self-sufficiency and independence will allow Nepal to solve problems and make decisions by itself. Self-reliance will shape the way in which Nepal is viewed and treated by its neighbours and other global partners in partnerships and alliances.
Nepal being a landlocked country, situated between two economic, military giants; India and China has historically remained a neutral country and it needs to continue to neutral. Nepal needs to prevent itself from being engulfed with aggresive rhetoric and conflicts. By remaining neutral, Nepal will benefit in promulgating and developing a policy of balance.