Secretary-General António Guterres’ address to staff (edited)

Dear colleagues, this is indeed a very emotional moment for me. I am humbled and happy to be with all of you here today. Ten years ago, I had the chance to start being a staff member of the UN, and I had the privilege to serve not only the UN, but as High Commissioner for Refugees, to serve the most vulnerable of the vulnerable people. And in that work, I have learned that if the UN is the main pillar of multilateralism, UN staff is the main pillar of the UN.  And I could witness the courage, the determination, the generosity and the wisdom and competence of my UNHCR colleagues all over the world. And so, as you can imagine, after one year of sabbatical period, it is for me an enormous happiness, an enormous privilege to again call you my colleagues, and I’m very proud to be your colleague.  UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres. Photo|FileBut having said that, I think we should have no illusions.  We are facing very challenging times.   On one...

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UN and FURSA Complete Partnership for Global Goals

 UN and Fursa reach over 10,000 youth“I have enjoyed the session.I had no idea about the Global Goals before today. I am glad I came here today to hear about youth’s role in implementing the Global Goals. I think everyone should here about these goals as they are for everyone. I will tell my family and friends when I go home and I hope everyone who came here today will do the same”said Sharon Bahati, one of the participants.Dar es Salaam - 13 December 2016: The latest leg of the United Nation’s awareness-raising campaign on the Global Goals in Tanzania sees the UN and Fursa conclude their partnership which will has reached over 10,000 youth in three regions. The partnership began in Dodoma before moving to Kigoma and now sees Fursa and the UN bring the Global Goals to Dar...

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EU & UN Joint Outreach in Iringa

 UN & EU team up to Raise Awareness on Global Goals Across the Country“I feel so lucky to have been able to learn about the Global Goals from the Coordinator of the UN system. As a young person, it is reassuring to know that our leaders are being guided by these 17 goals as I think if we do our best to achieve them by 2030 then Tanzania and the world will be a better place. Now that I know about the Global Goals, I can play my part in trying to achieve them – I feel so empowered.” said Mary, one of the participants.Iringa – 28 - 29 November 2016: The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have partnered to raise awareness on the Global Goals and visit several EU-funded projects. In Iringa, a combined 1,000 university students from Iringa University and...

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UN TEAMS UP WITH FURSA FOR GLOBAL GOALS IN KIGOMA

 UN and Fursa partnering to reach over 10,000 youth“I have enjoyed the session.I had no idea about the Global Goals before today. I am glad I came here today to hear about youth’s role in implementing the Global Goals. I think everyone should here about these goals as they are for everyone. I will tell my family and friends when I go home and I hope everyone who came here today will do the same”said Bhoke Mwita, one of the attendants.Kigoma - 20 November 2016: The latest leg of the United Nation’s awareness-raising campaign on the Global Goals in Tanzania sees the UN and Fursa continue with their partnership which will reach youth in three regions. Fursa which was in Dodoma last week, is now in Kigoma and its final event will be in Dar es Salaam. Having received extensive...

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Nordic Delegation commends UN’s work in Tanzania

At mid-November, a visiting delegation of Nordic delegates were given a firsthand account of how the United Nation’s work in Tanzania is adding value to the country’s development and humanitarian needs. Representatives from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland were given a comprehensive account of the UN’s business structure, including insight into implementation of the Delivering as One approach. They also visited projects that are being implemented in different regions of Tanzania in collaboration with various partners.The Kigoma leg of the Nordic Mission. Photo|UNCHRIn Dar es Salaam they visited Police Headquarters - Police Gender and Children’s Desk. The delegation met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Hon. Dr. Augustine Mahiga which...

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UN Teams Up With Fursa For Global Goals

 UN and Fursa embark on partnership to reach over 10,000 youth “This has been great. I had no idea about the Global Goals before today. I think they are great for Tanzania and the world and I’m glad that the UN and Fursa are targeting young people like myself because I think more young people really need to learn about them. When you have artists like Niki wa Pili championing the Global Goals you know that the Global Goals really are for all of us.” said Mwasu Isiaka, one of the attendants. Dodoma - 12 November 2016: The latest leg of the United Nation’s awareness-raising campaign on the Global Goals in Tanzania sees the UN and Fursa commence a partnership which will reach youth in three regions starting with Dodoma, followed by Kigoma and finally Dar es Salaam. Having...

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UK contribution helps maintain assistance to refugees

Thanks to a £1 million contribution from Britain's Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed, in the short term, to avoid cutting rations destined for refugees in Tanzania. WFP was about to reduce rations in October for nearly a quarter of a million refugees, given lack of funds for its refugee operations in Tanzania. Now – and for the time being at least – these operations can continue as normal.Every day, hundreds of Burundian refugees are arriving at the Tanzanian border, amid continued unrest in their homeland. WFP distributes life-saving food to over 240,000 refugees living in three camps in Kigoma Region in north-west Tanzania. Refugees are dependent on this assistance, which includes maize meal, pulses, vegetable...

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