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 University of Washington. She is also a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University in history and science.“I am deeply committed to realizing the UNFPA vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted...

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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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UN and FURSA partner for Youth

The official launch of FURSA in Morogoro with the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Tulia Ackson. Photo|FURSAThe United Nations in Tanzania and FURSA have renewed a strategic partnership to reach thousands of youth all across Tanzania. In Tanzania, youth make up two-thirds of the population. For the past year, UN Tanzania has been focusing on awareness-raising targeting youth across the country by partnering with various organizations and stakeholders such as YUNA, universities, colleges, secondary schools and through these partnerships United Nations has been able to increase Tanzanian youth’s understanding of the Global Goals and their responsibilities in the implementation of the Goals. FURSA has been among these partners having worked together on a Global...

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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...

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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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