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The secretary-General Message for the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace

NEW YORK-13 June 2017,Upon taking up my duties as Secretary-General in January of this year, my very first act was to issue an appeal for peace — a call on citizens, governments and leaders everywhere to put peace first.

The International Day of Peace, observed every year on 21 September, embodies our shared aspiration to end the needless suffering caused by armed conflict.  It offers a moment for the peoples of the world to acknowledge the ties that bind them together, irrespective of their countries of origin.  It is a day on which the United Nations calls for a 24-hour global ceasefire, with the hope that one day of peace can lead to another, and another, and ultimately to a stilling of the guns.

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UN Statement on International Albinism Awareness Day

Statement by Rene Van Dongen, Deputy Representative UNICEF Tanzania

on behalf of the UN Resident Coordinator(Alvaro Rodriguez),

on the International Day of Awareness for People with Albinism,

13 June 2017, in Dodoma Tanzania

Hon.  Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and Disability, Hon. Jenista Mhagama,

Honorable Members of Parliament,

Ambassadors and members of diplomatic corps,

Representatives of the Tanzania Albinism Society,

Civil Society representatives,

UN Colleagues,

Members of the Media,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Equality … Dignity …  Justice  –  Kwa Kiswahili: Usawa… Utu…  Sheria

Great words, often repeated, and yet sadly not a reality for many of our fellow human beings, including persons living with albinism. 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

Radio is You: Commemoration of World Radio Day 2017

Dar es salaam, February 13, 2017-World Radio Day was commemorated at the Open University of Tanzania on 13 February, 2017. The theme of this year was, “Radio is You: Consultation with Community Radio Practitioners on the Role of the Media in Promoting Development.”
The Minister of Information, Culture Arts and Sports, Hon. Nape Nnauye officiated the occasion in which he called upon the community media to produce radio content that will not only focus on their locality but also on the wider Tanzanian public with the intent of unifying the nation.
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SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON SYRIA IN ASTANA

NEW YORK, 31 January, 2017-the members of the Security Council heard the briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura, and reiterated their support for the United Nations’ efforts to facilitate the lasting political settlement of the Syrian crisis through an inclusive and Syrian-led political process that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people. Continue reading

FEDHA KUTOKA CANADA ZATUMIKA KUTOA MSAADA WA FEDHA TASLIMU KWA MAELFU YA WAKIMBIZI NCHINI TANZANIA

Taarifa ya Pamoja kwa Vyombo vya Habari

KASULU,TANZANIA-31 Januari 2017 – Baadhi ya wakimbizi wanaoishi katika Kambi ya Wakimbizi ya Nyarugusu, Magharibi mwa Tanzania wameanza kupokea fedha taslimu kutoka Shirika la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani (WFP) katika hatua za awali za kubadilisha mfumo wa sasa wa kuwapatia chakula kila mwezi. Wakimbizi wapatao 10,000 sasa wanapokea fedha taslimu kama sehemu ya mradi wa majaribio wa miezi mitatu. Mradi huu unafadhiliwa na nchi ya Canada kupitia mchango wake wa Dola za Canada 500,000 (Dola za Marekani 385,000) kwa WFP. Continue reading

Press conference by Secretary-General António Guterres at the African Union Summit

30 January 2017, Addis Ababa-Ladies and gentlemen of the media, thank you very much for your presence.

I am extremely happy with the results of my contacts during this African Union Summit. I think we have created the conditions to establish a new higher platform of cooperation between the African Union and the UN. Continue reading

Secretary-General’s remarks to the African Union Summit [as delivered]

 Addis Ababa, 30 January 2017

“Your Excellency Mr. Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad and Chairperson of the African Union,

Your Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission,

Excellencies,

All protocol observed,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am honoured to be with you.

I humbly join you in profound solidarity and respect.

As the late Samora Machel, the first President of the independent Mozambique, once said, solidarity “is an act of unity between allies fighting on different terrains toward the same objectives.  The foremost of these objectives is to assist in the development of humanity to the highest level possible.”  Continue reading

YOUTH IN TANZANIA URGED TO STAY ALERT AND LEARN FROM THE HOLOCAUST

 

Dar es Salaam, 26 January 2017-Youth in Tanzania have been urged by the German Ambassadors’ Consul and press officer Susan Keller to “stay alert of what other people try to convince them to believe”.  Ms. Keller spoke to students, youth out of school and civil society representatives including the media during the commemoration in memory of the victims of the holocaust where she was the Guest of Honor. Continue reading