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NO DATE SET YET FOR KOFI ANNAN TRIBUTE

NEW YORK AUGUST 22-

HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESS BRIEFING BY BRENDEN VARMA, SPOKESPERSON FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT MIROSLAV LAJČÁK also avalable here:https://www.un.org/pga/72/2018/08/22/highlights-of-press-briefing-by-spokesperson-22-august-2018/

Asked when the General Assembly would hold a commemorative meeting to pay tribute to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Spokesperson said that no date had been set yet. Continue reading

Security Council Press statement on the situation in Burundi

AUGUST 22, 2018-While the security situation in the country is generally calm, the members of Security Council reiterated their concern over the political situation in Burundi, the slow progress of the inter-Burundian dialogue led by the East African Community (EAC), and the lack of engagement by the Government of Burundi in that regard. They welcomed the announcement by President Nkurunziza that he will not seek another term in 2020, which is seen as a first step towards reducing political tensions and noted additional progress will be necessary for credible elections. Continue reading

Monday August 20, 2018-UN Staff around the world observed a moment of silence today in honor of Kofi Anan.

UN Flags were also flown half mast and a condolence book will be opened for people to provide their condolence messages.

Kofi Anan was the 7th UN secretary General.  He served for two terms from 1st January 1997 to December 2006.

The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, according to a statement published on his official Twitter account on Saturday, 18 August. The renowned Ghanaian diplomat was 80 years old.

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Statement by Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, on the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Geneva, 18 August 2018-Today is a sad day for the world.
Humanity lost its strong moral voice, and I lost my mentor, my role model and great friend.
Kofi Annan was an extraordinary political leader, but his major legacy is his humanity. It infused everything he did, every decision he made, and helped him restore the trust and enthusiasm in our great organization. He was an exceptional human being, with an amazing balance, infallible political instinct and ever-present compassion, always caring for others, particularly the less fortunate of us. Continue reading

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Mali’s presidential election

The Secretary-General congratulates the people and Government of Mali for the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed during the second round of the presidential election held on 12 August. He welcomes the measures that were put in place that allowed the vote to occur safely in most of the country, notwithstanding difficult weather and security challenges in some areas.    Continue reading

Tanzanian journalist wins Reham Al Farra Fellowship Award

Marygoreth Richard | Tanzania | @MeMarygoreth
Marygoreth Richard is a presenter for “Haba na Haba,” a
weekly community radio program of BBC Media Action
Tanzania with a reach of over 6 million. By providing a
platform for Tanzanians to express their views, her program
acts as a public interest watchdog. Prior to joining BBC
Media Action, Ms. Richard was a news producer with TV
ONE Tanzania and a news anchor with Eatv Ltd. At the
United Nations, Ms. Richard looks forward bringing home
news from the General Assembly that impacts her audience
in rural and peri-urban areas, such as the high-level meeting
to end tuberculosis.

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI-MAADHIMISHO YA NELSON MANDELA

“One way we can build a better future for children is by empowering them through allowing them to speak up for themselves.”-NELSON MANDELA

Siku ya Kimataifa ya Nelson Mandela itaadhimishwa na Ubalozi wa Afrika Kusini kwa kushirikiana na Umoja wa Mataifa katika shule ya Viziwi iliyopo Buguruni Malapa, jijini Dar es Salaam siku ya Jumatano tarehe 18 mwezi huu. Continue reading

NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY IN TANZANIA

MEDIA ADVISORY

The United Nations Information Centre in partnership with the South African High Commission in Tanzania will on Wednesday the 18th of July, 2018 commemorate the International Nelson Mandela Day at the Buguruni School for the Deaf in Buguruni Malapa in Dar es Salaam.

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared through Resolution A/RES/64/13  that 18 July would be “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

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