Swedish Embassy contributes USD 36 million to UN

Ambassador for Sweden to Tanzania, H.E. Katarina Rangnitt and the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez hand over to each other signed copies of the $36 million agreement between the two parties. (Photo| Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO) 30 October 2017, Dar es Salaam – The Swedish Embassy in Tanzania, has signed an agreement with the United Nations in Tanzania whereby Sweden donates USD 36 million (approximately Sh80.4 billion) for development activities over the next four years. The agreement was officially signed today by the Ambassador for Sweden to Tanzania, H.E. Katarina Rangnitt and the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, at the Swedish Embassy in Dar es Salaam. Sweden’s contribution will support the UN’s efforts to promote inclusive economic growth and employment and strengthen democratic governance, human rights and gender equality. The contribution will also support increasing women’s political participation and combating violence against women and...

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Vice President Graces UN Day

Industrial development and environmental conservation for Sustainable Development  Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan reaffirms the government's committment to working closely with the UN to achieve Tanzania's development goals and the Global Goals. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)Every October 24, the United Nations celebrates its establishment. The United Nations System in Tanzania in partnership with the Government, development partners and youth marked the 72nd anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations in style. The raising of the UN Flag in commemoration of the UN's 72nd anniversary. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)This year the United Nations in Tanzania in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign...

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UN Tanzania Partners with Young Leaders and Police School for Global Goals

Students from Weruweru Girl's Secondary School hold Goals 1-5 which represent 'People' in the 17 Global Goals. Photo| Mariam Simba/UNRCOUN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, and the Director for the Department of Multilateral Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Amb. Celestine Mushy have launched a partnership with Weruweru Girls Secondary School in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region. This follows Global Goals outreach conducted at the school by Mr. Rodriguez and Amb. Mushy earlier this year. The launch of the partnership saw the UN train 400 current students, as well as all future students who attend the school in the years to come, to be Global Goals Youth Champions – young people who advocate for the Global...

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On the Fast-Track to ending AIDS by 2030

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and Under-Secretary-General of the United NationsMichel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS (right) meets with Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Seniots and Children (left). Photo| UNAIDS The world is again on the cusp of making history in the AIDS response—ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. For the first time in the history of the AIDS epidemic, Africa has reached a tipping point. More Africans, and indeed, more Tanzanians, are starting HIV treatment than are being newly infected with HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa, the numbers of AIDS-related deaths in 2016 were 53% lower than in 2005, while new HIV infections have...

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Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

HQ/2017/63 October 2017   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the rank of United Nations Under-Secretary-General.Dr. Kanem, a Panamanian, is the Fund’s fifth Executive Director. She had been serving as Acting Executive Director since June, and as Deputy Executive Director, Programme, since July 2016. She was also the UNFPA Representative in Tanzania from 2014 to 2016 and has held senior positions in the Ford Foundation and other non-governmental organizations and institutions.Dr. Kanem holds a doctor of medicine degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree in public health from the...

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UN launches $55 million programme for host communities in Kigoma

Head of Cooperation and Deputy Head of Mission, Trygve Bendiksby (Centre) and Belgium Ambassador, H.E. Paul Cartier take a picture with some of the performers at the launch of the KJP. (Photo| Julius Hemingway/UNRCO) The United Nations in Tanzania has officially launched the Kigoma Joint Programme in partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, members of the Development Partners Group, Civil Society Organizations, refugees and migrants host populations in Kigoma. The area-based programme was launched at the Nyarugusu Common Market where thousands of refugees and Kigoma residents regularly interact. With Kigoma region currently hosting over 300,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees, the Kigoma Joint Programme will see UN agencies commit TSH 123.2 billion...

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UN Softly Launches Kigoma Joint Programme

Kigoma Regional Comissioner Brigadier General Emmanuel Maganga highlights the government's support to the Kigoma Joint Programme. Photo| Julius Hemingway/UNCG Today, the United Nations in Tanzania met with Kigoma’s Regional Commissioner, members of the Development Partners Group, Civil Society Organizations and the media in Kigoma in order to brief them on the Kigoma Joint Programme ensuring that the UN is set to effectively work with the government in implementing the issues that the joint programme aims to address. The Kigoma Joint Programme, which is set to officially launched on at the Nyarugusu Common Market on Wednedsay, focuses on both the host population and refugees and migrants. It is currently funded by the government of Norway, the Korea International...

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