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 Affairs and East African Cooperation celebrated UN Day at Karimjee grounds in Dar es Salaam under the theme “Industrialization and Environmental conservation for Sustainable Development”. Zanzibar UN Day celebrations will be marked on the 26th October.

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Ambassador Augustine Mahiga at UN Day. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)

This year’s celebrations highlighted the continued partnership between the government and the United Nations. Speaking at the event, the Guest of Honor, the Vice President, H. E Samia Hassan Suluhu commended the UN for their continued support to the development of Tanzania. She stated, “The theme for this year’s anniversary,Industrial Development and Environmental Conservation for Sustainable Development, is in line with the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 and the Second Phase of the Five-Year Development Plan 2016/2017-2020/2021, which aspires to drive Tanzania to an industrial economy by 2025.

 

   UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez (left) and Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan (right). (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)

Speaking to journalists, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez highlighted the achievements made under Phase I of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP I - 2011 to 2016) to the Government of Tanzania; and the implementation of the five-year Phase II of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP II - 2016 to 2021) that includes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as designed and endorsed by the international community.

 

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez ensures the government that the United Nations will continue to be a trusted partner to the United Republic of Tanzania and its people. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)

 

Mr. Rodriguez also spoke about the Kigoma Joint Programme, which is currently supported by Norway and KOICA and was specially designed for Kigoma Region for implementation in three districts of Kasulu, Kibondo and Kakonko.

 

Speaking during the 72nd anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations and how it relates with Tanzania, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, said: “Tanzania and the United Nations have enjoyed good partnership for many decades. As Tanzania is undergoing massive transformation, the United Nations’ assistance must meet new requirements, particularly at this crucial juncture of its transformation to becoming a middle-income country”. He added: “The sustainable development goals provide a roadmap for the United Nations operations in Tanzania.”

 

Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan (centre) is introduced to heads of UN agencies, funds and programme upon arriving at Karimjee grounds to celebrate UN Day. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)

 

Additional Information:

 

The United Nations started its operations on October 24, 1945. Thus, 72 years since its establishment.

This year marks the 2nd year of the implementation of UNDAP II and the focus is on the SDGs, environmental protection and industrialization, and the recently-launched area-based programming for Kigoma, ‘the Kigoma Joint Programme’ which will be implemented between 2016 – 2021 in three districts (Kasulu, Kibondo and Kakonko) focusing on host Tanzanian communities.

This year also saw the UN partner with the private sector through Fursa to reach out to youth across the country with different messages from UN Agencies on priority SDGs in Tanzania.

 

UN Staff and members of the internatinoal community. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)

 

A student from Dodoma secondary school performing during UNDay celebrations. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)

 

Students from Zanzibar, Dodoma and Moshi at UNDay. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)

 

For more information on the United Nations Day, please contact:

Ms. Mindi Kasiga – Head of Information MOFAEAC (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation (MOFAEAC) 0784 777606

Ms. Hoyce Temu, United Nations Tanzania Communications Specialist (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) - 0682262627