UN Women ED calls for gender equality in the media

In her remarks at the opening of the Gender and News Summit, UN Women Executive Director, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, called on the media to be more gender-balanced in their reporting and in the portrayal of women in the media. Photo| UN Women / Kennedy Omondi During her first official visit to Tanzania in August, UN Women Executive Director, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with high-level government officials, women leaders, entrepreneurs, police officers, parliamentarians and media personnel working to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women in Tanzania. The aim of her visit was to open the first-ever Gender and News Summit in Tanzania and encourage local media houses to be more gender-responsive in their portrayal of women in media. The Executive Director also met with women traders at Mchikichini market in Ilala district who have benefitted from a programme run by UN Trust Fund via UN Women and has supported the reduction of gender-based discrimination...

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WFP Executive Director visits smallholder farmers

WFP Executive Director, Mr. David Beasley (right) receives a painting from the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Dr. John Pombe Magufuli (left) during his visit to the State House. The two leaders discussed various issues concerning WFP’s ongoing support to Tanzania including WFP’s Farm to Market Alliance. Photo| Ikulu Smallholder farmers account for the majority of Tanzania’s population and produce most of its food. Yet they are confronted by food and nutrition insecurity and remain relatively poor. Empowering farmers is, therefore, key to reaching Zero Hunger.In July, WFP’s Executive Director, Mr. David Beasley, visited Tanzania to witness first-hand challenges faced by smallholder farmers and the approaches used to overcome these challenges through support...

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President Shein Launches Zanzibar Joint Programme

The President of Zanzibar and the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, H.E. Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein commended UN agencies on their support to Zanzibar in various sectors such as education, health, infrastructure and good governance. President Shein expressed that he is hopeful the Zanzibar Joint Programme will be well implemented. *All Photos by UNCG The United Nations Tanzania officially launched the Zanzibar Joint Programme (ZJP) on August 28th in partnership with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. The ZJP was launched by the President of Zanzibar and the Chairman of Revolutionary Council, H.E. Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein at the Idris Abdul Wakil Hall, former House of Representatives, and it attracted more than 250 participants from government, the UN, civil society, youth...

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Zonal Media Training

Head of WFP Sub-office in Dodoma, Ms. Neema Sitta, talks to Journalists about WFP’s Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Programme. The programme has supported livelihoods by constructing and renovating classrooms, solar-powered irrigation systems, dams and community centres. *All Photos by Aidan Riwa/ UNRCO Over the last several months, the United Nations and the Tanzania Editors Forum (TEF) have conducted Zonal Media Training for journalists based in multiple regions all across Tanzania. The training consist of a one-day workshop which is preceded by field visits to UN projects in the region where the training is being held.In late July, the UN and TEF conducted Zonal Media Training for the Central Zone. On the first day of the training, they made a courtesy call to Dodoma...

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KJP Monitoring Mission

Councillor for Political Affairs, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Mr. Hans Corneliussen (second from left),asks when the market is expected to begin its operations and how it will impact the community. Photo | Msafiri Manongi/ RCO In early October, the United Nations carried out a monitoring mission of the Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Embassy of Sweden in Tanzania. The monitoring mission consisted of field visits to KJP projects in three Kigoma districts (Kakonko, Kibondo and Kasulu) to assess key results being achieved by the UN and other partners in the region. In each district, the delegation began by paying a courtesy call to the Acting District Executive Directors (DEDs) in which they discussed the progress and...

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UN Promotes Safe Spaces to Nurture Young Champions for Development and the Global Goals at National Youth Week

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Hon. Jenista Mhagama handing over the trophy to the winner among the three teams that participated in the football game at the youth bonanza at Popatral grounds in Tanga Region. Photo | Grace Mongi/RCO In partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, the United Nations-supported and participated in national activities in Tanga region including a youth symposium, exhibition and sports bonanza during this year’s National Youth Week commemorations. Under the national theme of Safe Spaces for Youth, the aim of the UN’s support was toensure that the voices of young men and women are better represented in the national dialogue for peacebuilding in Tanzania. Additionally, the activities aimed to raise awareness...

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UN - DAY Commemorations 2018

In his address, the Prime Minister reaffirmed the government’s commitment to continue working with the United Nations in Tanzania, especially on empowering young people to play an active role in implementing the SDGs. He also revealed that in 2019, Tanzania will take part in a Voluntary National Review on SDGs implementation at next year’s High-Level Political Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo | Aidan Riwa/ RCOOn October 24th the United Nations and the government of the United Republic of Tanzania commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the UN and reaffirmed their commitment to continue equipping Tanzanian youth with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to play an active role in finding sustainable and innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable...

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