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

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

Security Council Press Statement on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch

New York, May 22, 2017- The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the most recent ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 21 May 2017. The members of the Security Council expressed their utmost concern over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council by conducting this ballistic missile launch in violation of its international obligations under United Nations Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2270 (2016), and 2321 (2016).
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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