NEW YORK March 3, 2018-On 5 January 2018, the Secretary-General announced the establishment of a Special Investigation led by former Assistant-Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Dmitry Titov (Russian Federation), to investigate a series of attacks against UN peacekeepers in the Beni territory of North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In addition to the 7 December 2017 attack by suspected Alliance of Democratic Forces (ADF) fighters in which 15 UN peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed at their base in Semuliki, 43 wounded, with one still missing, the investigation also covered two earlier attacks against UN peacekeepers from Tanzania in nearby Mamundioma on 16 September and 7 October 2017. Continue reading
#zerodiscrimination for everyone; everywhere
On Zero Discrimination Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is highlighting the right of everyone to be free from discrimination.
DAR ES SALAAM, 3 March 2018, Dar es Salaam—Zero Discrimination Day is a global commemorative day which takes place every year on 1 March. In the context of HIV, stigma and discrimination hampers effective HIV programming and is a violation of human rights. Zero Discrimination Day is anchored on the UNAIDS vision of eliminating all forms of discrimination, based on HIV status, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, geographical location or migrant status, or for any other reason. This is particularly pertinent in health care, workplace and educational settings. Continue reading
Tembelea tovuti hii;
A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information No. 226/20 December 2017
Staffan de Mistura, the Special Envoy for Syria, briefed the Security Council on 19 December on the conclusion of the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva. He noted the Syrian Government’s refusal to meet directly with the opposition until the Riyadh 2 declaration was withdrawn. The Special Envoy said that the time has come for the UN to provide specific elaboration on the constitutional and electoral baskets. Mr. de Mistura proposed a series of next steps, which he said come from his intense engagement with the parties to implement resolution 2254 (2015).
NEW YORK,18 December 2017-On International Migrants Day, we recognize the contributions and celebrate the vitality of the world’s 258 million migrants. Continue reading
A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information No. 225/13 December 2017
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 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.