UN Tanzania Partners with Young Leaders and Police School for Global Goals

Students from Weruweru Girl's Secondary School hold Goals 1-5 which represent 'People' in the 17 Global Goals. Photo| Mariam Simba/UNRCOUN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, and the Director for the Department of Multilateral Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Amb. Celestine Mushy have launched a partnership with Weruweru Girls Secondary School in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region. This follows Global Goals outreach conducted at the school by Mr. Rodriguez and Amb. Mushy earlier this year. The launch of the partnership saw the UN train 400 current students, as well as all future students who attend the school in the years to come, to be Global Goals Youth Champions – young people who advocate for the Global Goals in their communities and in universities once they graduate from high schools. The UN & Govt delegation, along with the Weruweru headmistress and a student representative advocate...

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On the Fast-Track to ending AIDS by 2030

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and Under-Secretary-General of the United NationsMichel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS (right) meets with Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Seniots and Children (left). Photo| UNAIDS The world is again on the cusp of making history in the AIDS response—ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. For the first time in the history of the AIDS epidemic, Africa has reached a tipping point. More Africans, and indeed, more Tanzanians, are starting HIV treatment than are being newly infected with HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa, the numbers of AIDS-related deaths in 2016 were 53% lower than in 2005, while new HIV infections have...

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Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

HQ/2017/63 October 2017   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the rank of United Nations Under-Secretary-General.Dr. Kanem, a Panamanian, is the Fund’s fifth Executive Director. She had been serving as Acting Executive Director since June, and as Deputy Executive Director, Programme, since July 2016. She was also the UNFPA Representative in Tanzania from 2014 to 2016 and has held senior positions in the Ford Foundation and other non-governmental organizations and institutions.Dr. Kanem holds a doctor of medicine degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree in public health from the...

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UN launches $55 million programme for host communities in Kigoma

Head of Cooperation and Deputy Head of Mission, Trygve Bendiksby (Centre) and Belgium Ambassador, H.E. Paul Cartier take a picture with some of the performers at the launch of the KJP. (Photo| Julius Hemingway/UNRCO) The United Nations in Tanzania has officially launched the Kigoma Joint Programme in partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, members of the Development Partners Group, Civil Society Organizations, refugees and migrants host populations in Kigoma. The area-based programme was launched at the Nyarugusu Common Market where thousands of refugees and Kigoma residents regularly interact. With Kigoma region currently hosting over 300,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees, the Kigoma Joint Programme will see UN agencies commit TSH 123.2 billion...

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UN Softly Launches Kigoma Joint Programme

Kigoma Regional Comissioner Brigadier General Emmanuel Maganga highlights the government's support to the Kigoma Joint Programme. Photo| Julius Hemingway/UNCG Today, the United Nations in Tanzania met with Kigoma’s Regional Commissioner, members of the Development Partners Group, Civil Society Organizations and the media in Kigoma in order to brief them on the Kigoma Joint Programme ensuring that the UN is set to effectively work with the government in implementing the issues that the joint programme aims to address. The Kigoma Joint Programme, which is set to officially launched on at the Nyarugusu Common Market on Wednedsay, focuses on both the host population and refugees and migrants. It is currently funded by the government of Norway, the Korea International...

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UN and FURSA partner for Youth

The official launch of FURSA in Morogoro with the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Tulia Ackson. Photo|FURSAThe United Nations in Tanzania and FURSA have renewed a strategic partnership to reach thousands of youth all across Tanzania. In Tanzania, youth make up two-thirds of the population. For the past year, UN Tanzania has been focusing on awareness-raising targeting youth across the country by partnering with various organizations and stakeholders such as YUNA, universities, colleges, secondary schools and through these partnerships United Nations has been able to increase Tanzanian youth’s understanding of the Global Goals and their responsibilities in the implementation of the Goals. FURSA has been among these partners having worked together on a Global...

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Youth Building Peace Celebrated in Dodoma

Youth marching for peace in Dodoma on International Youth Day. Photo| UNRCOSaturday, August 12 - Today was the climax of International Youth Day Celebrations in Dodoma! The celebrations were officiated by the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled Hon. Jenista Mhagama. This year's theme was Youth Building Peace and the day was dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.The commemorations started with a March for Peace which saw youth march from the National Assembly grounds to Nyerere Square at the city centre where the celebrations were being hosted.Youth marching...

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