UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appealed to Nepali political parties and other actors to make “urgent efforts to preserve the constitution-making process and the gains they have made thus far”.
The UN Secretary-General said this in view of the very short time remaining before the May 27, 2012 Constituent Assembly deadline and comes on the day the Supreme court of Nepal ordered the government finish the country’s long-awaited new constitution by the Sunday deadline.
“The Secretary-General is concerned about the prospect of the term of the Constituent Assembly expiring without the adoption of a constitution that meets the expectations and aspirations of the people of Nepal,” the Secretary-General's spokesman Martin Nesirky said in New York.
Ban urged the parties to remain within the framework of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Constituent Assembly and also appealed to all for “calm and restraint”. nepalnews.com