Remarks from UN Resident Coordinator at the CEO Roundtable Meeting on Wildlife

 STATEMENT BYMr.  Alvaro Rodriguez,United Nations Resident CoordinatorWildlife Day, JNICC2 March 2017Hon. Prof. Jumanne Maghembe, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr. Reginald Mengi, Board Chairman of Tanzania Private Sector Foundation, UNDP Country Director Ms. Awa Dabo,UN Environment focal point Ms. Clara MakenyaThe Chief Executive Officers present here,Members of the Media,Distinguished Guests, Ladies and GentlemenHabari za asubuhi!It is my great pleasure to give some remarks at this CEO roundtable on the commemoration of World Wildlife day, which is the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife, celebrated every 3rd March. The commemoration of this day was proclaimed on 20 December 2013 at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).The theme for this year, “Listen to...

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Amina Mohammed's first speech as UN Deputy Secretary General

THE DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL--REMARKS AT 2017 ECOSOC SEGMENT ONOPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPMENTNew York, 28 February 2017 ECOSOC Vice President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,I am pleased to be with you today, in my first official event as Deputy Secretary-General.It is a great privilege to return to New York to serve the Organization again under the inspiring leadership of Secretary-General António Guterres.I worked closely with many of you on finalizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.Since then, as a Minister in Nigeria, I have had first-hand experience of the importance and complexity of the task ahead in implementing these...

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UNDP strengthen partnerships in Moshi

 The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, and the Head of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Amb. Celestine Mushy went on a mission to Moshi last week to visit various UNDP projects and conduct Global Goals outreach. The climax of the trip saw the UN and government delegates inaugurate toilet facilities for 10 Primary Schools in Moshi District.  This follows an initiative launched when the UN marked its 70th anniversary in 2015 (UN at 70) which saw a UN team visit Kilimanjaro region to support development activities, including on environmental conservation and hygiene. Apart from the inauguration of the toilet facilities, the UN and...

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UNDP construct Sh500m worth of toilets

 The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, and the Head of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Amb. Celestine Mushy went on a mission to Moshi last week to visit various UNDP projects and conduct Global Goals outreach. The climax of the trip saw the UN and government delegates inaugurate toilet facilities for 10 Primary Schools in Moshi District.  This follows an initiative launched when the UN marked its 70th anniversary in 2015 (UN at 70) which saw a UN team visit Kilimanjaro region to support development activities, including on environmental conservation and hygiene.  UNDP Tanzania supported the Kilimanjaro Regional...

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We must put an end to FGM

Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2017 Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation6 February 2017________________________________________________________________  The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a lifetime.It increases the risk of deadly complications during pregnancy, labor and childbirth...

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Fedha Kutoka Canada Zatumika Kutoa Msaada Kwa Wakimbizi

         Taarifa ya Pamoja kwa Vyombo vya Habari 31 Januari 2017 FEDHA KUTOKA CANADA ZATUMIKA KUTOA MSAADA WA FEDHA TASLIMU KWA MAELFU YA WAKIMBIZI NCHINI TANZANIA  Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Kigoma Region. Photo| WFP Tanzania KASULU – Baadhi ya wakimbizi wanaoishi katika Kambi ya Wakimbizi ya Nyarugusu, Magharibi mwa Tanzania wameanza kupokea fedha taslimu kutoka Shirika la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani (WFP) katika hatua za awali za kubadilisha mfumo wa sasa wa kuwapatia chakula kila mwezi. Wakimbizi wapatao 10,000 sasa wanapokea fedha taslimu kama sehemu ya mradi wa majaribio wa miezi mitatu. Mradi huu unafadhiliwa na nchi ya Canada kupitia mchango wake wa Dola za Canada 500,000 (Dola za Marekani 385,000) kwa...

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Secretary General's Remarks in Davos

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S REMARKS AT THE SPECIAL SESSION ON “COOPERATION FOR PEACE: TACKLING THE ROOT CAUSES OF GLOBAL CRISES" Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2016Thank you very much, Professor Schwab. It is good to be back in Davos – even if I would start by saying that we live in a dangerous world.We see a proliferation of new conflicts; old conflicts seem never to die. Conflicts are becoming more and more interlinked, more linked with the new threat of global terrorism.In many situations they are internal conflicts, asymmetric, with terrible violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law. They are the result of fragilities of states, of institutions, of societies, and in a world where power relations became unclear – not only unpredictability and...

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