14 April 2012 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the progress in rehabilitating former Maoist combatants in Nepal and integrating them into the national army, voicing the hope that the process will be carried out smoothly.
Mr. Ban acknowledged the role of political parties, the Government, and Nepal's Army, as well as Maoist commanders and combatants in the efficient transfer of weapons and maintaining security in cantonments.
He urged all political parties to maintain the momentum and consensus to bring the peace process and the drafting of the new constitution to a successful and timely conclusion.
The Secretary-General urged all parties to ensure that transitional justice mechanisms currently being debated are established in compliance with international law, prioritizing victims' rights, and making sure that they operate with full independence.
The Secretary-General reaffirmed the continued support of the United Nations to Nepal's peace process.
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