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
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,
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
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
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.
Dar es Salaam, 26 January 2017-Kituo cha Habari cha Umoja wa Mataifa jijini Dar es Salaam-UNIC kwa kushirikiana na Ubalozi wa Ujerumani, Shule za Sekondari, vijana ambao hawapo shuleni na Asasi za kiraia leo hii wameadhimisha siku ya kimatiafa ya kumbukumbu ya wahanga wa mauaji ya moto (holocaust) katika ukumbi wa British Council jijini. Continue reading
THEME: Effective education and evacuation drills.
Tsunamis are rare. But they can be extremely deadly. In the past 100 years, more than 260,000 people have perished in 58 separate tsunamis. At an average of 4,600 deaths per disaster, the toll has surpassed any other natural hazard. Tsunamis know no borders, making international cooperation key for deeper political and public understanding of risk reduction measures.