Out of 197 countries, Nepal is one of the contracting members of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Since 1992, Nepal is following up the provisional agenda of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Nepal government, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation is the focal ministry to the Convention on Biological Diversity who is taking the responsibility to implement the main pillars of the Convention. 37.5% indigenous nationalities and respective organizations such NFDIN (National Foundation for Development Indigenous Nationalities) function under Government of Nepal, Ministry of Local Development, NEFIN (Nepal, Federation of Indigenous Nationalities), NIWF (National Indigenous Women Federation), YFIN (Youth Federation of Indigenous Nepal) are not formally informed and aware much on the provision of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Therefore, NGO-FONIN and other indigenous biodiversity professional worked hard to get and organize the programme in two different sub-national eco-region to maintain the participant balance in Himalayan, Hills and plain (Terai) and one in National to bring the grass root views that co-relate the provisions that agreed in the convention which have to reflect national strategy share with focal ministry and associated other governmental line agencies and other organizations to respect the indigenous peoples rights.
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