Hon. Sujata Koirala is an active politician and Member of Parliament, the House of Representative, of Nepal. Born into the Koirala family of Nepal in 1954, she was involved in politics from an early stage of her life with personal commitment to the service of the people. As the daughter and close political associate of Girija Prasad Koirala, the legendary political leader of Nepal who devoted his life for democracy, freedom, peace and development, Sujata Koirala remained extensively involved in the struggle for restoration of democracy and people's rights. Determined to pursue the vision of ensuring lasting peace and democratic governance in the country, she remains active in Nepalese politics for consensus, cooperation and unity among the Nepalese people and political parties.
In her political career, she has assumed a number of responsibilities as member of the Cabinet in the Government of Nepal as well as in her Political Party the Nepali Congress, which is the torchbearer of the democratic awakening in Nepal. She was Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2009-2011. She is a Central Working Committee Member, and Head of the International Relations Department and Member of the Parliamentary Board of the Nepali Congress Party.
Sujata Koirala is also serving as the Standing Committee Member of the International Conference for Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), Co-Chairperson ICAPP Women’s Wing, Co-Chairperson of ICAPP Asian Cultural Council (ACC).
In addition to her political career, Sujata Koirala is actively involved in social works and philanthropic activities. She is Founder President of the GP Koirala Foundation for Democracy, Peace and Development (GPKF) and of the Sushma Koirala Memorial Trust (SKMT).