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 saluted efforts by the government of Tanzania to accommodate new Tanzanians by naturalizing over 160,000 Burundi refugees and hosting over 200,000 from neighbouring countries. Recognizing that the...

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National Youth Week in Simiyu

A United Nations team led by the UN Resident Coordinator, joined the Government of Tanzania’s National Youth week commemoration which took place from the 8th to the 14th of October in Simiyu Region, Western Tanzania. The UN conducted a number of activities including a UN exhibition where publications, visibility and information materials from various UN entities were displayed and distributed and questions from the public were addressed.Youth partners from UNFPA’s Youth Advisory Panel and the Africa Youth and Adolescents Network (AFRIYAN) along with the Youth of United Nations Association (YUNA) and a Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) youth beneficiary also joined the UN exhibition booth empowering fellow young people with information on the UN’s agenda and social-economic...

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Augustine Phillip Mahiga, Foreign Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Augustine Phillip Mahiga, Foreign Minister of the United Republic of TanzaniaThe Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Augustine Phillip Mahiga, Foreign Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania.During the meeting, they exchanged views on the main peace, security and humanitarian challenges facing the region, including recent developments in Burundi, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The Secretary-General commended Tanzania for its consistent support to the EAC-led facilitation and for hosting a large number of refugees from Burundi.Regarding the situation in South Sudan, the Secretary-General urged countries in the region to exert collective pressure on South Sudanese leaders to cease fighting...

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UNDP Tanzania conquers Kilimanjaro in fight against HIV/AIDS

UNDP Tanzania conquers Kilimanjaro in fight against HIV/AIDSDar Es Salaam – Eight staff members from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tanzania recently participated in the 2016 GGM Kilimanjaro Challenge Expedition with the aim of raising funds and awareness to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic across the country. The Kilimanjaro Challenge, now in its 15th year, has supported over thirty NGOs countrywide to, inter alia, build orphanages, schools, clinics, counselling centers, advocacy and has contributed to the reduction of HIV infections from 13% in 2002 to less than 5% today.UNDP, in collaboration with the Tanzanian Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) and Geita Gold Mine (GGM), raised over $500,000 for various projects that will help tackle HIV/AIDS throughout Tanzania and...

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Broader Partnerships for Bold Actions on the Global Goals!

Broader Partnerships for Bold ActionS on the Global Goals!The Global Goals is an ambitious agenda which requires bold actions The Global Goals is an ambitious agenda which requires bold actions from all of us in the UN as well as partners, both traditional and non-traditional. We must address new challenges in the holistic agenda of the SDGs and, among the key challenges, is the need to shape new partnerships to ensure a higher likelihood of success.One UN in Tanzania is embracing the ‘tell everyone’ campaign and has indeed been working on not leaving anyone behind in our advocacy and awareness raising on the Global Goals. The first thrust that UN Tanzania has carried out is reaching youth both through in-person events and through social media platforms. This...

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UN and the Government of Tanzania launch a $1.3 billion Development Plan

 On Friday June 24th, the United Nations system in Tanzania, in collaboration with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, launched its second five-year Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP II), which will cover the period July 2016 to June 2021 and called on all stakeholders to support its implementation. UNDAP II focuses on the key national priorities highlighted in the government’s National Five Year Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with particular focus on the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach citizens. The plan focuses on four interrelated thematic areas, namely Inclusive Growth, a Healthy Nation, Resilience, and Democratic Governance, Human Rights and Gender. This five-year programme will require resources of about $1.3 billion...

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World Population Day: Stronger Health Systems for Stronger Teenage Girls

 Here is a tantalizing idea for advocates concerned about global poverty, hunger, disease, and the rise of violent extremism: if you want to change the world, invest in girls.Tanzania is home to about 4.9 million teenage girls and more than one in five Tanzanians are teenagers. Like other young people around the world, Tanzania’s teenagers experience the second decade of their lives as a remarkable period of transition, a time when new patterns of behavior are formed, and decisions are taken regarding life directions that will mold their futures, as well as those of their families and communities. Calls for investments in teenage girlshave increased dramatically in recent years. Meanwhile, more and more countries agree that policies that help teenage girlsfulfil...

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