Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries, and is still struggling to overcome the effects of the decade-long civil war that was launched by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in 1996. The conflict claimed the lives of 17,000 people, displaced an estimated 100,000 more, and ultimately brought about the abolition of a 240-year-old monarchy. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2006 was designed to create a permanent peace, but, whilst progress has been made, challenges remain: politicians are yet to agree on a new constitution and the country remains plagued by political instability.

Conflict profile

Explore our guide to the conflict in Nepal. Includes a general overview, timeline, guide to key people and resources. Read more »

Stories from Nepal

Peacebuilding organisations in Nepal

Below are listed peacebuilding and conflict resolution organisations active in Nepal. Just click on a group’s name for further information.