Communities in Kigoma benefit from the UN

  Youth in Kigoma benefit from UN support Kigoma, 11 April 2018 –Last year the United Nations launched the Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) to link the UN’s current response to refugees and migrants with an increased focus on developing the host communities. It was launched in partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, members of the Development Partners Group, the media, Civil Society Organizations, refugees and migrants host populations in Kigoma. The KJP consists of 16 UN agencies working together across six themes. Led by UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, today the UN Communications Group (UNCG), officers from 15 UN agencies in Tanzania, local government authorities and the media visited youth and women who benefitted from a previous UN joint programme in Kigoma Town.The KJP also builds on previous UN interventions such as a UN joint project supported by ILO, UNIDO, UNWOMEN and FAO on youth. The joint programme was...

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Leaving Women Behind would be a Big Mistake

By Alvaro Rodriguez, UN Resident Coordinator in Tanzania UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez (right) visits UNFPA's 'Afya Bora ya Mama na Mtoto' maternity ward in Pemba. Photo| File Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for ‘achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls by the year 2030’. When we talk about ‘women’s empowerment’ and ‘gender equality’, we refer to two phrases that are trending ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March and it is important to understand what they mean. I would suggest that we should seek three inter-related objectives, all of which will contribute to Tanzania achieving its National Vision:First, legal empowerment of women: This refers to having the right...

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UN Supports Involvement of Visually Impaired in the SDGs

 SEED trust receives 1000 copies of Global Goals Braille books Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Mr. Amon Anastazi Mpanju (left) hands over Global Goals factsheets printed in braille, which have been donated by United Nations Tanzania, to the Chair of the Seed Trust Board of Directors, Mr. Stephen Mashishanga (center right). Looking on are SEED Trust Executive Director, Ms. Margaret Mkanga (left); UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez (center left) and SEED trust Country Projects Coordinator, Mr. Peter Charles (right). Photo| Zainul Mzige  02 March 2018, Dar es Salaam – The United Nations has donated 1,000 copies of Global Goals factsheets which have been printed in braille(a system of raised...

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A new dawn for a peaceful, stable and prosperous Great Lakes region of Africa

Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, Said Djinnit. Photo| File On 24 February 2013, eleven African heads of State made history in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region came into being. Eleven months later Sudan and Kenya joined the group. All together they committed 370 million people and an aggregate GDP of US$1.2 trillion to prevent conflict, build peace, and promote cooperation and economic integration in a large part of Sub-Saharan Africa. The PSCF generated new hope for peace and stability in the Great Lakes region and beyond. Just one generation before, millions of lives have been lost in the...

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African Industrialization Day

11th December, 2017 Tanzania commemorated the Africa Industrialization Day (AID) on 11th December, 2017, after shifting it from 20th November since last year, when it is commemorated worldwide. The shift was made to demonstrate its close relationship with the Tanzania Industrial Exhibitions both of which have a common objective of promoting industrialization in the continent and in the country. The theme of AID 2017 is African Industrial Development: A Pre-Condition for an Effective and Sustainable Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). In the opening speech by Honourable Chares Mwijage (MP), Tanzania’s Minister for Industry Trade and Investment, read on his behalf by Mr, Obadiah Nyagiro, Director of Industries in the same ministry, the Guest of Honour to the event...

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Swedish Embassy contributes USD 36 million to UN

Ambassador for Sweden to Tanzania, H.E. Katarina Rangnitt and the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez hand over to each other signed copies of the $36 million agreement between the two parties. (Photo| Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO) 30 October 2017, Dar es Salaam – The Swedish Embassy in Tanzania, has signed an agreement with the United Nations in Tanzania whereby Sweden donates USD 36 million (approximately Sh80.4 billion) for development activities over the next four years. The agreement was officially signed today by the Ambassador for Sweden to Tanzania, H.E. Katarina Rangnitt and the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, at the Swedish Embassy in Dar es Salaam. Sweden’s contribution will support the UN’s efforts to promote inclusive economic growth and employment...

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Vice President Graces UN Day

Industrial development and environmental conservation for Sustainable Development  Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan reaffirms the government's committment to working closely with the UN to achieve Tanzania's development goals and the Global Goals. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)Every October 24, the United Nations celebrates its establishment. The United Nations System in Tanzania in partnership with the Government, development partners and youth marked the 72nd anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations in style. The raising of the UN Flag in commemoration of the UN's 72nd anniversary. (Photo | Ayubu Lulesu/UNRCO)This year the United Nations in Tanzania in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign...

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