The General Assembly of the United Nations, met on Monday to discuss among other issues, the agenda item strengthening of the United Nations system, for which it had before it a report of the Secretary-General on the future of United Nations peace operations: implementation of the recommendations of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations.
In his opening statement on the agenda item, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, The Secretary -General of the United Nations, said, UN peace operations are a global instrument thus making them fit for purpose is a co...
What is the UN Young Professionals Programme?
The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN.
Who can apply?
Any Citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania is eligible to apply and participate in this year’s programme. Successfully candidates ...
The following is a congratulatory message from Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations to H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete President of the United Republic of Tanzania on the occasion of the Union Day which was cerebrated of 26 April 2015.
I am Pleased to offer you and the Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania my warmest congratulations on the occasion of the Union Day.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United Natio...
I would like to start by expressing my gratitude to H.E. Sam Kutesa, the President of the General Assembly, the Government of Qatar and Partners for supporting discussions that coincides with the ongoing intergovernmental negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda.
I thank the key-note speakers and panellists for their thought provoking informative presentations and I would like to highlight the following few points;
In our view, the nexus between crime prevention, criminal justice, rule of law and human rights and sustainable development is irrefutable.
Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez - UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative
Over the last two months, Tanzania has witnessed two abductions of young children in the Lake Zone. In December, the abduction of a child with albinism, Pendo, left the country in shock. Despite the government’s efforts, Pendo has not been found. Now we have just witnessed the abduction and murder of a one year old, Yohana Bahati, which happened in Chato District in Geita Region on February 15.
The UN is deeply concerned by the abductions and brutal attacks on these two young children. These attacks, w...
I thank the President of the General Assembly for convening this important debate, where I am honoured to represent the Secretary-General.
This is a crucial year for global action to secure a sustainable future for all. There are high expectations that the United Nations and its Member States will be a catalyst for setting the direction for transformative change.
Three major milestones mark the calendar in 2015 – the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, in July; the post-2015 Summit in New York, in September; and COP 21 in Paris, in December. These ...