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Syrian Crisis-United Nations Response

A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information                   No. 225/13 December 2017

UN and partners launch humanitarian appeal to help five million Syrian refugees

UN agencies and partners launched on 12 December a USD 4.4 billion humanitarian appeal to support more than 5 million Syrian refugees and communities hosting them in neighboring countries. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, UN Refugee agency (UNHCR), Bureau Director for the Middle East and North Africa Amin Awad said that the crisis in Syria had forced 5.3 million people to flee the country and displaced a further 7 million. In addition, more than 500,000 people had been killed and another 10 million had been cut off from services and were in need of aid. The 2018 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan for Syria, is designed to support Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt, Continue reading

Interview with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe

Interview with the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe on the state of the Worlds HIV/AIDS Epidemic during his visit recently to Tanzania.

Questions by Stella Vuzo, UNIC Dar es Salaam: What brings you to Tanzania this time around?

Executive Director, Michel Sidibe: “I think we have to come to Tanzania, Tanzania has always been known as a country for inclusiveness. So, Tanzania has been demonstrating over the years that in the rotation in terms of change in policies and orders they have been promoting stability.
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Least Developed Countries urged to focus on Transformative Energy access

The Least Developed Countries report was jointly launched on the 24th of November, 2017 at the One UN conference Hall in Dar es salaam, Tanzania by the Ambassador of Belgium, H. E. Paul Cartier, The UN Resident Coordinator, Alvaro Rodriguez and Dr. Giovanni Valensisi a senior Economist from The UN Conference on Trade and Development-UNCTAD Headquarters in Geneva. Continue reading

Tanzanian UN Peacekeeper Killed in Congo DRC


NEW YORK, 18 September, 2017-The Secretary-General condemns the killing of a Tanzanian peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on 17 September in Mamundioma, in North Kivu province, following a clash with suspected members of an armed group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). Another peacekeeper was also injured during the incident.

The Secretary-General offers his condolences to the friends and families of the deceased and to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured and urges the authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to swiftly investigate this incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Secretary-General calls on all armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to cease violence and to avoid a further deterioration of the security situation in the country.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

Balozi Mahiga ampokea mkuu mpya wa Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la kuendeleza viwanda nchini Tanzania.

Na Stella Vuzo

Dar es Salaam, 14 June, 2017-Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Balozi Augustine Mahiga alipokea hati za utambulisho za mwakilishi mpya wa Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la kuendeleza viwanda nchini Tanzania (UNIDO) siku ya Jumatano wizarani kwake jijini Dar es Salaam.

Balozi Mahiga alielezea kwamba mapokezi ya kiongozi huyo, aitwaye Dr. Stephen Kargbo kutoka nchini Sierra Leone, Afrika Magharibi, yanakuja wakati muafaka ambapo Tanzania imetangaza mkakati wa kuendeleza viwanda. Continue reading

REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) WORKSHOP IN DAR ES SALAAM

By Geraldina Mwita

Dar es Salaam. May 17, 2017. The United Nation Information Centre- UNIC Dar es salaam participated in the capacity building  workshop targeting African Youth for Engagement, Accountability and Monitoring of the sustainable development goals. This workshop was about educating the Tanzanian youth about the sustainable development goals. Continue reading