The Newars are one of the oldest indigenous nationalities of Nepal. The geographical area of the Nepal Mandal being their mainland, Newars have, spread over almost all districts of Nepal. Wherever they are, they have organized in different forms for the welfare of the community. Newa Dey Daboo(NDD) is a national level Federal body represented by different local level individual organizations of the Newars. It was constituted by a two-day National Convention held in Kathmandu on 7th and 8th of Yanlathwa 1115 Nepal Era (1st and 2nd September 1995).
A national level organization of the Newars, with their own distinct art, culture, language, literature tradition and festivals was felt need not only for the welfare of the community but also the national pride. Newa Dey Daboo was formed to unite all Newars in the task of national building by uplifting their art, culture, language, literature and heritage.
Newar organizations of different nature, ranging from highly academic institution like Nepal Bhasa Academy to a school like Jagat Sundar Bwanekuthi, [ a lower secondary school ] where the medium of instruction is Nepal Bhasa, the mother tongue of the Newars, are institutional members of the Newa Dey Daboo, duly registered at Kathmandu District Office . As Newars are composed of different castes and creeds , the membership includes different caste based organizations ranging from Vedic Academy of Brahmins to Dyola Samaj of Dyolas. Also, Newa Dey Daboo has an official relationship with Newar Organizations of USA, India, UK and Japan.
New Dey Daboo, a common forum of different independent Newar organizations, held it's fifth convention on 11th & 12th of Chaulaga, 1129 Nepal Era (20th and 21st March, 2009) and the Fifth Executive Committee was formed accordingly.
In 2003, NDD commenced to hold the political issues and the issues of rights of Indigenous peoples on the ground of IPs rights declared by the UDHR and ILO 169. In 2005 and 2006 acomplished two different political assembly with Kathmandu Declaration on Socio- political agenda. Since then, It's been launching various programs and also has been playing vital role in advocacy, campaigns and movements as to ensure inclusive and proportionate participation in all sects and levels of government and state policy.
At present NDD has been involved extensively into movements and campaigns, dialogues and interactions and media mobilizations on state restructuring, peace building and Constitution making process as well as socio- cultural rights.