Security Council Latest Resolution on Syria

The Security Council, Recalling its Presidential Statements of 3 August 2011, 21 March 2012 and 5 April 2012, and also recalling all relevant resolutions of the General Assembly, Reaffirming its support to the Joint Special Envoy for the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Kofi Annan, and his work, following General Assembly resolution A/RES/66/253 of 16 February 2012 and relevant resolutions of the League of Arab States, Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria, and to the purposes and principles of the Charter... Resolution 2042 (2012) Adopted by the Security Council at its 6751st meeting, on 14 April 2012         The Security Council,         Recalling its Presidential Statements of 3 August 2011, 21 March 2012 and 5 April 2012, and also recalling all relevant resolutions of the...

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Joint Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan

The Syrian government has written to the Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan accepting his six point plan, endorsed by the United Nations Security Council. Mr Annan has written to President Assad urging the Syrian government to put its commitments into immediate effect.  Mr Annan views this as an important initial step that could bring an end to the violence and the bloodshed, provide aid to the suffering, and create an environment conducive to a political dialogue that would fulfil the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people.     The Syrian government has written to the Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan accepting his six point plan, endorsed by the United Nations Security Council. Mr Annan has written to President Assad urging the Syrian government to put its...

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Celebrating World AIDS Day 2011 and TACAIDS 10th year anniversary

2 December 2011 - World AIDS Day 2011 was commemorated nationally in Shinyanga with the theme "Getting to zero: Zero new infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AIDS related deaths.” Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, who was the guest of honor, insisted that AIDS was still a threat in the country and directed all regions in the country to come up with innovative and sustainable HIV/AIDS intervention programmes that could curb stigma, new infections and deaths. The event gathered approximately 50 government officials including UN representatives and other stakeholders. World AIDS Day 2011 was commemorated nationally in Shinyanga with the theme "Getting to zero: Zero new infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AIDS related deaths.” Prime...

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Three UN global reports launched in Dar es Salaam

For the first time in Tanzania, on 6 November 2011 three UN agencies — UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women— launched their flagship reports in a joint ceremony that could be described as a public display of UN agencies’ commitment to the Delivering as One reform. The reports that were launched are: UN Women’s 2011-2012 Progress of the World’s Women: In pursuit of justice; UNFPA’sState of the World Population 2011: People and possibilities in a world of seven billion and UNICEF’s the State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence: An age of opportunity. For the first time in Tanzania, on 6 November 2011 three UN agencies — UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women— launched their flagship reports in a joint ceremony that...

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Delivering as One: Going beyond the pilot phase

“Five years after the launch of the Delivering as One initiative, the momentum is stronger than ever. Almost 30 countries are now actively driving the reform process, spurring innovation after innovation around the globe.” With these words, UN Deputy Secretary General Dr. Asha Rose Migiro captured the collective sentiment of participants at the end of the two-day High Level Intergovernmental Conference on Delivering as One (DaO). The conference, which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay from 8-10 November, was attended by over 30 governments, UN officials, experts and key development partners.  “Five years after the launch of the Delivering as One initiative, the momentum is stronger than ever. Almost 30 countries are now actively driving the reform process...

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With its eye on global population growth, Tanzania celebrates 2011 UN Day

On Monday, 24 October 2011, the United Nations marked its 66th anniversary with a traditional flag raising ceremony organized by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Honorable Bernard Membe presided over the event during which United Nations Resident Coordinator Alberic Kacou and United Nations Association Chair Fancy Nkuhi gave statements. On Monday, 24 October 2011, the United Nations marked its 66th anniversary with a traditional flag raising ceremony organized by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Honorable Bernard Membe presided over the event during which United Nations Resident...

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The 7 Billion Campaign - Every Tanzanian Counts

The world’s population will top seven billion people in October 2011. This unique moment in human history represents both an achievement and a challenge, and will have an impact on every single person on the planet. A world of seven billion has implications for sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth employment – however, it also offers a rare call-to- action opportunity to renew global commitment for healthy and sustainable world.    The UNFPA Representative to Tanzania, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo to speak about the 7 billion campaign and the upcoming census in Tanzania.  The audio clip has further detail on the interview. For more Information click www.7billionactions.org   

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