The UK Nepal Friendship Society’s Constitution Objectives:
The UKNFS is a UK-based INGO, registered with Companies House as a not-for-profit company (registration number: 8626011)with charitable objectives.
This page details our Charitable / Constitutional ‘Objectives’ (below) and our Equality Policy Statement (at bottom of this page).
UKNFS Constitutional Objectives:
a) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE UK GENERAL PUBLIC AND PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANISATIONS AND LOCAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IN ALL ASPECTS OF NEPALESE CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ARTS, AND INFORM AND EDUCATE PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANISATIONS, GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES ABOUT THE INTEGRATION AND INCLUSION-EQUALITY NEEDS OF ALL NEPALESE HAVING UK CITIZENSHIP OR RESIDING IN THE UK, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
b) TO RAISE AWARENESS, OF THE HISTORIC AND CONTINUING INTERRELATIONSHIP OF THE PEOPLES OF THE UK AND NEPAL WITH THE AIM OF DEVELOPING THIS FURTHER IN PRACTICAL WAYS AT INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL AREA LEVELS IN THE UK AND IN NEPAL THROUGH EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, INFORMATION RESOURCES CREATION AND DISSEMINATION, PROGRAMMES, ADVISORY SERVICES AND FACILITATION OF ACADEMIC AND OTHER FORMS OF INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN UK AND NEPALI GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS IN BOTH COUNTRIES
c) TO THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAMMES AND PARTNERSHIPS AND PROVIDE ADVISORY SERVICES, INFORMATION RESOURCES, ACTIVITIES AND REPRESENTATIONAL SUPPORT TO FURTHER PRESERVATION OF NEPALESE CULTURE & CUSTOMS ARTS AMONGST THE UK NEPALESE COMMUNITY, AND THROUGH THESE MEANS TO ASSIST REALISATION OF EQUALITY AND INCLUSION NEEDS OF THAT COMMUNITY SUFFERING FROM CULTURAL ACCLIMATISATION AND HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CHALLENGES AND RELATED DISADVANTAGES
d) TO SUPPORT THE NATION AND PEOPLE OF NEPAL THROUGH ADVISORY AND LOBBYING SERVICES, RESEARCH, INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS FACILITATION PARTICULARLY IN THE EDUCATION, ARTS, CULTURAL TOURISM AND MEDICAL CARE PROVISION SECTORS, INFORMATION RESOURCES AND PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES AT INTERNATIONAL [UK/EU – NEPAL] LEVEL, AND AT NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL AREA LEVELS IN NEPAL, THAT PROVIDE FOR AND ENCOURAGE SOCIAL COHESION, ECONOMIC UPLIFT, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AND BETTER AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES INCLUDING AIR AMBULANCE DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES, GENDER EQUALITY, AND BROADER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION ACROSS ALL SECTIONS OF NEPALESE SOCIETY IN BOTH NEPAL AND THE UK
e) TO THROUGH RESEARCH, INFORMATION RESOURCE PROVISION, WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP, AND LOBBYING AND ADVISORY SERVICES, TO ASSIST THE UK NEPALI COMMUNITY TO HAVE FULL ACCESS TO MEDICAL, HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SERVICES AND RECEIVE EQUITABLE EXPERIENCE OF THOSE SERVICES, AND TO IN REGARD TO THIS PROMOTE AWARENESS OF THE VALUE OF TRADITIONAL NEPALI AND BROADER SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITIES USE OF TRADITIONAL, HERBAL, AND AYURVEDIC METHODS OF HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
UKNFS Equality Policy Statement:
1. The UK-Nepal Friendship Society, hereafter referred to as the ‘UKNFS,’ recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and that it is in the interests of the organisation and officers, trustees and volunteers to utilise the skills of all of its current and future members. It is the aim of the UKNFS to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of the Protected Characteristics; age, disability, gender / gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
2. Our aim is that our organisation and its membership will be truly representative of all sections of society with all members feeling respected and able to give of their best.
3. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination or victimisation. To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our activities, work and projects.
4. All volunteers/members, and also employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for volunteer and or employment posts, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All volunteers/members and employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
5. Our officers and volunteers will not discriminate directly or indirectly, or harass those that we support with services or engage through via project work, because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation in the provision of the UKNFS activities and services.
6. This policy and the associated arrangements shall operate in accordance with statutory requirements (such as the provisions of the Equality Act 2010). In addition, full account will be taken of any guidance or Codes of Practice issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission [EHRC], any government departments, and any other statutory bodies.