Category Archives: Educational Outreach

WITCHCRAFT AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT WORKSHOP

GENEVA-September 20, 2017-The UN High Commissioner Human Rights is organizing the “ WITCHCRAFT AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT WORKSHOP” tomorrow the 21st of September and the day after in Geneva.The UN Experts Workshop on Witchcraft and Human Rights is being prepared in conjunction with other UN mandates covering people groups affected by witchcraft. Other co-organizers are Lancaster University and WHRIN: Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network. The Workshop will be streamed live tomorrow and Friday (in English and French) at the following link: webtv.un.org Please note that this is also in relation to the killing of people with Albinism.

The Deputy Secretary-General Remarks at UN GA Side Event “Rebuilding Shattered Lives and Communities: Chibok and Yezidi Girls and Women”

NEW YORK, 18 September 2017-“I am honored to be with you today for this important event.

I thank UNFPA and the co-sponsors, Canada, Denmark, Iraq, Nigeria and the European Union, for bringing us together to focus on the urgent challenge of rebuilding shattered lives and communities.

Chibok and Yezidi girls and women have undergone horrific human rights violations at the hands of violent extremists. Continue reading

International Albinism Awareness Day commemorated in Tanzania

Dar es salaam, June 13, 2017. The International Albinism Awareness Day was commemorated in Dodoma the capital City of Tanzania where the Minister of State in the Prime Ministers’s Officer, Ms. Jenister Mhagama was the Guest of Honor.  This event has been commemorated for the past three years and supported by the United Nations member states around the world who organize public events to observe this day. Continue reading

Tanzania to celebrate UN Peacekeepers on Monday-29th May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

DAR ES SALAAM, MAY 26, 2017-The UN Information Centre Dar es Salaam in conjunction with Tanzania People’s Defense Force (TPDF) and Tanzania Police Force (TPF) hereby invites journalists to the International Day of UN Peacekeepers commemoration on 29th May.

The theme for the 2017 International Day of UN Peacekeepers is “Investing in Peace around the World.” The Day offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilians personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the Organization and to honour more than 3,500 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 117 last year.

Tanzania has contributed uniformed UN peacekeepers in various parts of the world since 1995. It currently contributes peacekeepers in UN missions in Africa and UNIFIL in Lebanon. Tanzania’s contributions are largely informed by its history of African liberation, conflict prevention and peace processes, especially in African countries. Regionally, Tanzania has shown willingness to participate and contribute both in terms of security and military cooperation.

WHAT:           Military parade for International Day of UN Peacekeepers commemoration

WHO:             UNIC Dar es Salaam, TPF, TPDF

WHEN:           May 29, 2017 (Monday) Arrival 9:00 – 11:30 am

WHERE:         Mnazi Mmoja Heroes Ground (Viwanja vya Mashujaa)

WHY:              To honour the fallen UN Peacekeepers and to raise awareness about Tanzanian UN  Peacekeepers’ role in UN peacekeeping efforts.


Issued by: The UN Information Center in Dar es Salaam

Contact Information:

Stella Vuzo,

Information Officer

vuzo@un.org, +255767100902