UN briefs editors on past successes in Tanzania and plan going forward

   Yesterday, the United Nations in Tanzania met with editors from different media houses to discuss UN success, challenges and opportunities during the past five years in the previous UN business plan, United Nations Development Assistance Plan I (UNDAP I) and present the new UN business plan, UNDAP II which will run until June 2021. The Editors’ forum event brings together heads of different UN Agencies, Senior Editors from media houses as well as members of United Nations Communication Group with the aim of communicating the UN’s work in Tanzania to the editors and also providing the editor’s with a space to discuss the media climate in the country.  Yesterday’s forum brought together the heads of ILO, WFP, UNHCR, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UN Women as well as representatives of UNIDO and IOM. All of the agencies were given a chance to explain some of the highlights of the work that their respective agency is doing and the UN Resident Coordinator led...

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UN Secretary General meets with Minister of Foreign Affairs

On Wednesday evening, while he was in transit on his way back to New York having completed working visits in Kenya and Somalia, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation (MFAEAC), Honourable Doctor Augustine Mahiga as well as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez and several other government officials.Among the topics they discussed were former President of Tanzania, Banjamin Mkapa's efforts to mediate a peace deal under the EAC. President of the United Republic of Tanzania, John Magufuli, sent a message through Mahiga to the Secretary General that the recent instability in Burundi, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo, had led to a massive number of civilians seeking refuge...

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Message from Head of UN Women on International Women's Day 2017

 Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka onInternational Women's Day, 8 March 2017.  Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house. In many cases this unequal division of labour is at the expense of women’s and girls’ learning, of paid work, sports, or engagement in civic or community leadership. This shapes the norms of relative disadvantage and advantage, of where women and men are positioned in the economy, of what they are skilled to do and where they will...

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Secretary General's Message ahead of International Women's Day

The Secretary-GeneralWritten message on International Women’s DayNew York, 8 March 2017 Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed.Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential.Historic imbalances in power relations between men and women, exacerbated by growing inequalities within and between societies and countries, are leading to greater discrimination against women and girls. Around the world, tradition, cultural values and religion are being misused to curtail women’s rights, to entrench sexism and defend misogynistic practices.Women’s legal...

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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...

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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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