Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Madhu Raman Acharya of Nepal

Madhu Raman Acharya is the Ambassador to the United Nations for Nepal.
Acharya was his country’s Foreign Secretary from 2001 to 2005 and, before that, he served as Ambassador to Bangladesh (1998-2001.
Acharya said that HMG/N was serious about the allegations against extrajudicial killings and investigations were being undertaken.
Ambassador Acharya said the Nepal government had taken necessary measures to prevent re-arrest of persons released by the order of judiciary and had allowed unhindered access to the OHCHR team to all places of detention, including army barracks, without prior notice.
Meanwhile, according to Kantipur daily, Acharya said that the deflecting the image of Nepals security forces was beyond the mandate of UN monitors in Nepal.
In response to the OHCHR report, ambassador Acharya said that torture was prohibited as a resort to make confession or solicit information.
According to official Chinese news agency Xinhua, during his meeting with Qiangba Puncog, chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Acharya expressed his hope that the Tibetan regional government would further improve the infrastructure construction in the boundary region between Nepal and Tibet to facilitate trade.
Speaking to reporters at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Acharya said he held discussions on the duty- and quota-free access to Nepali garments to US markets and the Tibetan and Bhutanese refugees issues.
All the member states have agreed to the budget in "informal consultations", Acharya said over the phone from New York.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations Madhu Raman Acharya has said that the Government of Nepal is fully committed to protecting life, liberty and property of its people through inclusive democracy, the rule of law, independence of the judiciary and elimination of discrimination.
Participating in the deliberations on agenda item concerning promotion and protection of human rights and human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives at the Third Committee of the sixty-first session of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Ambassador Acharya said that the Government has given high importance to the work of the United Nations and its bodies in the field of the protection and promotion of human rights.
both confirmed their participation.
Acharya discusses garment bill with US - www.
Kathmandu, July 25 - Foreign secretary Madhu Raman Acharya was closeted with Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas and Congressman James Walsh of New York on Wednesday discussing possible quota and duty-free status for Nepali garment export to the United States.
Acharya is scheduled to meet several more members of the Congress.
Acharya has already discussed these issues with key State Department and US trade officials.
After the US visit, Acharya is scheduled to take part at a senior official level meeting of the non-aligned movement in Bandug, Indonesia, from July 28 to 30.
Acharya is visiting the USA as strong support for Nepal nose-dived after Kathmandu last month returned a group of 18 Tibetan refugees for illegal entry; Washington and its western partners reacted angrily and condemned the action; Nepal has since assured them it will not stop the transit of Tibetans to India were their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, lives in self-exile.
Acharya is visiting Washington for the second time in 13 months amid stronger ties with an emerging security component to traditional ties following the snow-balling of a communist insurgency; Maoists call it interference.
Acharya said the top UN official was positive about visiting Nepal but no date has been fixed for his tour.
Addressing a special meeting of the Security Council to discuss the current situation in Nepal and the report of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Acharya said the presence of the UNMIN is needed for now but would not be required once the process of managing army cantonments and weapons is completed.
Acharya praised the UN's role in Nepal in bringing peace and democracy in the country, but he was critical of some portion of the secretary general's report on Nepal, which was submitted to the Security Council last week.
Taking strong objection to Ban's remarks about consolidation of cantonments in the report, Acharya said such rearrangement might unnecessarily complicate the process and exacerbate the already poor infrastructure and facilities in cantonments.
Acharya said if that process could not be completed till the end of the current mandate on Jan 23, 2009, the Nepali government, in consultation with the special committee and the political parties, might request an extension of the UN Mission in Nepal.