21 September 2012
("Peace Dove" procession to mark the International Day of Peace)
On 21 September, UNIC Dar es Salaam partnered with the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Global Network of Religions for Children and "RightToPlay" Tanzania, to celebrate the International Day of Peace.
Youth carrying a symbolic peace dove marched from the Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens to the heart of the city, where, at Karimjee Hall, they were met by the Guest of Honour, former Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro and UN Resident Coordinator Alberic Kacou.
Dr. Migiro stated that a peaceful society is necessary for development. “All development efforts set by the Government will not be fulfilled if the citizens live in an unsettled country.”
The festivities included peace prayers, poems, games and a song by students from the Buguruni Special School for the deaf.
Awards were presented to winners of an essay competition on “Sustainable Peace for Sustainable Development”, which was the theme of this year’s Day. The first prize winners in each the secondary and primary school categories read their essays aloud.
11 August 2011
On 11 August, 2011 the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro launched two separate reports: “Violence Against Children in Tanzania survey” conducted by UNICEF and “Good Governance Self Assessment” prepared by the African Peer Review Mechanism in Tanzania.
The Violence Against Children UNICEF report was published in association with the Dar es Salaam's Muhimbili University and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report is the first of its kind on the African continent after UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called for action to end violence against children in 2006. Dr. Migiro announced the national response plan which allowed children to report abuse by calling a hotline number that had been registered by the Tanzanian Police Force. She also called for an end to corporal punishment in schools.
The second report on good governance by the Peer Review Mechanism in Tanzania, challenged Tanzania to address over-independence on foreign aid.
01 August 2011
On 1 August, 2011 United Nations Centre (UNIC) in Dar es Salaam sent six students to attend the Global Model UN (GNUM) summit which took place from the 10-14 August, 2011 in Incheon, Korea. The theme for this year was “Sustainable Development: Advancing human progress in harmony with nature”.
The Tanzanian students who received funding from the UN Tanzania Communications group were Malick Salum of Muhimbili Medical University, Manase Kavishe of the University of Dodoma, Leslie Stephen Leslie of Saint Augustine University of Tanzania, Judith Salvio Kapinga from the University of Dar es Salaam, Lufunda Grace Solomon from Mipango University in Dodoma and Edward Lwidiko Mhamilawa from Muhimbili University College of Health and Allied Sciences.
Selection of the students was based on their active membership in the UN Chapters or clubs in 30 Tanzanian universities which work closely with UNIC. It is expected that upon their return the students would share their experiences with their families and colleagues and further the discussions on UN priorities which include the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set for 2015.
16 August 2010
The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Dar es Salaam
Students participating in IYD celebration
in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Youth Development, UNV
and UN Habitat
– Youth section organized a series of events to commemorate International Youth Day (IYD)
and to launch the International Year of Youth (IYY).
The outreach programme was conducted in three regions in Tanzania. Thirty secondary schools in Moshi, Tanga and Kilimanjaro and nine colleges/universities were visited. More than 300 youths in secondary schools and higher learning institutions were gathered together with the aim of highlighting them about UN and its reforms, including Delivering as One
The youth were also informed about the International Year of Youth and International Youth Day, and were encouraged to fully and effectively participate in a number of joint activities to celebrate IYD and working throughout the year as they mark the IYY.
The climax for IYD was marked by a symposium on national strategy for growth and reduction of poverty in relation to youths. This took place at the UN Compound. About 250 youths out of school, secondary and university students attended.
On 16 August, UNIC together with UNA Youth, UN Clubs Tanzania Network, UN Habitat (Youth wing), UNV and UNDP participated in cleaning Buguruni Primary school. Activities involved: cleaning the surroundings and painting the administrative building of the school and giving presents to children who had planted fruit trees in the school and are actively taking care of the trees.