Category Archives: UN event

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL STATEMENT TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICT

New York, 22 May 2018

[as delivered] “I thank the Government of Poland for convening this open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The most effective way to protect civilians is to prevent conflicts and to end them.  This is why conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding are, and will remain, the highest priorities for the whole United Nations system. Continue reading

SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REMARKS TO THE PLEDGING CONFERENCE ON YEMEN

Geneva, 3 April 2018

[as delivered]

“Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen.

And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment. Continue reading

UN Secretary General Rings Peace Bell in New York

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017-The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres will today commemorate the International Day of Peace through ringing the UN peace Bell at the Peace Garden at UN Headquarters and by observing a minute of silence.

The UN’s Department of Public Information Outreach section organized the Student Observance on 15 September 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at UN Headquarters in New York.
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UN CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION-COP 13

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is going on in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China from the 6th to the 16th of September, 2017.

This is the 13th session of the UN Conference to combat desertification Conference of the Parties (COP 13).

The Convention’s 195 parties work together to improve the living conditions for people in drylands, to maintain and restore land and soil productivity, and to mitigate the effects of drought.

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For more information visit URL:www2.unccd.int/cop13

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

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