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 training from the UN on the Global Goals, Fursa will use their platform to educate youth on the Global Goals by conducting awareness-raising seminars in which over 10,000 youth are expected to...

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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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EU & UN Conduct Joint Outreach in Arusha

 UN & EU join efforts to Raise Awareness on Global Goals Across the Country“I feel educated, informed and enabled to communicate the new Global Goals to my family, my friends, and my peers. This knowledge was not clear to me before. The Global Goals Agenda will end at 2030, and I will be 40 years old. I want to be part and parcel of witnessing the successes in their implementation and this is why I am playing part in raising awareness among other colleagues.” said Anna, one of the attendants.Arusha – 3 November 2016: The United Nations in Tanzania partnered with the European Union to raise awareness on the Global Goals and visit several EU-funded projects. In Arusha, 1,000 university students from Tumaini Makumira and the Nelson Mandela University have been trained on...

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Celebrating the UN at 71

Every year on 24 October, the United Nations commemorates its founding by celebrating UN Day, which is annually recognized by all UN member states. This year, the UN in Tanzania in partnership with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, Development Partners, and youth marked the71st anniversary of the UN with a flag-raising ceremony at Karimjee Grounds in Dar es Salaam where the guest of honour was Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Honourable Dr. Augustine Mahiga.The theme for this year’s UN Day celebration is “Tanzania: Youth Empowerment and Achievement of the Global Goals”. Thistheme resonates with the 71st  year Anniversary of the United Nations and the newly adopted Global Goals aimed at promoting sustainable development and poverty...

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Norwegian Embassy donates USD 4.8 million to One UN Tanzania

Focus areas: Refugees, host populations, women, and children On 17 October 2016,The Norwegian Embassy signed an agreement with One UN Tanzania which will see the embassy donate approximately USD 5 million (equivalent to TSh11 billion) for development activities over the next two years. The agreement was officially signed at the Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam in a ceremony between the Ambassador of Norway, H.E. Hanne-Marie Kaarstad and UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez. The funds will primarily support the UN’s efforts to assist refugees in Kigoma Region, empower female entrepreneurs and combat violence against women and children.Speaking during the signing ceremony, Norwegian Ambassador in Tanzania, H. E Hanne-Marie Kaarstad...

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