Youth Building Peace Celebrated in Dodoma

Youth marching for peace in Dodoma on International Youth Day. Photo| UNRCOSaturday, August 12 - Today was the climax of International Youth Day Celebrations in Dodoma! The celebrations were officiated by the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled Hon. Jenista Mhagama. This year's theme was Youth Building Peace and the day was dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.The commemorations started with a March for Peace which saw youth march from the National Assembly grounds to Nyerere Square at the city centre where the celebrations were being hosted.Youth marching for peace in Dodoma on International Youth Day. Photo| UNRCO Youth marching for peace in Dodoma on International Youth Day. Photo| UNRCO  After the march there was entertainment...

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Build-up to International Youth Day kicks off in Dodoma

 The United Nations in Tanzania, led by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in partnership with the Office of the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania today officially began the build-up to International Youth Day which takes place this Saturday, August 12th. The theme of this year’s celebrations is Youth Building Peace recognizing that Young people’s inclusion in the peace and security agenda and in society more broadly, is key to building and sustaining peace. This year, the national commemorations to mark youth day are taking place in Dodoma and they started today with a tree-planting event which took place at Ibwaga Secondary School in Kongwa district, Dodoma region. The event was officiated by Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office...

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FRANCE SUPPORTS WFP CASH PROGRAMME FOR REFUGEES IN TANZANIA

 03 July 2017   KASULU – The Government of France has contributed EUR 250,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) so that refugees in Tanzania can receive further cash assistance. Following a previous allocation of funds (EUR 750,000) last year, this contribution confirms the commitment of the French Government towards food security and inclusive approaches.In December 2016, WFP began distributing TSh 20,000 (US$9.00) each month to 10,000 refugees as part of a pilot programme, implemented in collaboration with partners including the Government of Tanzania and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). France’s contribution enables WFP to continue the cash programme for 10,000 refugees for an additonal two months.Under...

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UNDP to build on projects in Zanzibar - announces Sh220m of support

Water and Sanitation projects to ‘Leave No one Behind’Zanzibar, 22 June 2017 – The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez yesterday visited Zanzibar in a continuation and expansion of UNDP-supported projects in Unguja and Pemba. The UN Chief made several stops in Unguja, to see several water-access projects as well as an environmental conservation project.  The three-day field visit in Zanzibar is part of UN efforts to monitor projects and meet beneficiaries in communities.  In Unguja, Mr. Rodriguez visited a USD 90,000 water project in Kijwajuni Constituency, Zanzibar Town, where the lives of over 25,000 people have improved through the project which facilitates access to clean...

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UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old.“This is a devastating loss for UNFPA and for the people, especially women, girls and youth, he dedicated his life to serving, starting from when he became a doctor in Nigeria. UNFPA expresses its deep sympathy to his family and prays that they have the fortitude to bear this great loss,” said UNFPA management.  “Dr. Osotimehin was bold and never afraid of a challenge and his strong leadership helped keep the health and rights of the world’s women and girls high on the global agenda. He understood that the world’s 1.8 billion young people are truly its greatest hope for the...

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UFARANSA YASAIDIA MRADI WA WFP

 03 Julai 2017 UFARANSA YASAIDIA MRADI WA WFP WA UTOAJI FEDHA TASLIMU KWA WAKIMBIZI NCHINI TANZANIA   KASULU – Serikali ya Ufaransa imetoa mchango wa EUR 250,000 kwa Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani (WFP) ili wakimbizi wanaoishi nchini Tanzania wapate msaada zaidi wa fedha taslimu. Mchango huu unafuatia ule wa EUR 750,000 za mwaka jana, huu ukiwa uthibitisho wa utayari wa Serikali ya Ufaransa katika kuimarisha njia za kuleta usalama wa chakula na ujumuishi.Mwezi Desemba 2016, WFP ilianza kutoa TSh 20,000 (Dola za Marekani 9.00) kila mwezi kwa wakimbizi 10,000 kama sehemu ya programu ya majaribio inayotekelezwa kwa ushirikiano na Serikali ya Tanzania na Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Kuhudumia Wakimbizi  (UNHCR)...

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UN Statement on US Decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris AgreementThe decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.The Paris Agreement was adopted by all the world’s nations in 2015 because they recognize the immense harm that climate change is already causing and the enormous opportunity that climate action presents.  It offers a meaningful yet flexible framework for action by all countries.The transformation envisaged in the Paris Agreement is already underway.  The Secretary-General remains confident that cities, states and businesses within the United States -- along...

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