About NCWA

Welcome to: Nepal Council of World Affairs (NCWA)

Nepal Council of World Affairs (NCWA) was established in 1948 as a non-profit making organization with a commitment to foreign policy deliberations and other key issues of global concerns, under the patronage of the late King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev, The late King Mahendra, late King Birendra and former King Gyanendra have granted patronage to the Council, as Head of the State. The Council organizes addresses by the Heads of the State, Heads of the Government and Dignitaries. They include: .

The Council organizes addresses by the Heads of the State, Heads of the Government and Dignitaries. Prominent among them were the following:

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (India), Dr. Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan (India), Dr. Zakir Hussain (India), Gen. Zai-ul-Haq (Pakistan).

Prime Ministers:
Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru (India), Mr. Chou En Lai (China), Mrs Indira Gandhi (India), Dr. Tanku Abdul Rahaman (Malaysia), Mr. Morarji Desai (India), Dr. P.V. Narshimha Rao (India), Dr. I. K. Gujral (India), Chancellor Helmut Kohl (Germany), Mr. Shaukat Aziz (Pakistan)

Secretary Generals:
U Thant, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Ahmed Saleem.

Chester Bowels, Swaran Singh, V.K.R.V. Rao, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Gaston Egmont Thorn, Ross Daniels, Abul Ahsan, Nihal Rodrigo, Morad Ghaleeb. Distinguished personalities and various Ambassadors to Nepal in recent years including H.E. Mr. Wu Chuntai (China), H.E. Mr. Frank Meyke (Germany), H.E. Mr. Ranjit Rae (India), H.E. Dr. Andrew Rotely Hall (British), H.E. Dr. Sergey V. Velichkin (Russia), H.E. Mr. W.M. Senevirathna (Sri Lanka), H.E. Mr. Jean-Charles Demarquis, (French), H.E. Ms. Rensje Teerink (EU), H.E. Mr. Kjell Tormod Pettersen (Norway), H.E. Mr. Masashi Ogawa (Japan), H.E. Mr. Asko Luukkainen (Finland), Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama (Country Director, ADB), Mr. Sajjad Ashraf former High Commissioner to Afghanistan (Pakistan).

Anniversary function:
Each year the Head of the state and Head of Government of Nepal address the Council at its anniversary function in February.

The office of the Nepal Council of World Affairs is located at its own building in Harihar Bhawan, Pulchowk on the way to Minister’s Quarters, next to UN House. The office of the Council opens 6 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter except Saturday. The office is closed on public holidays.