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  • A Steering Committee established to Address Human Rights for People Living with HIV and AIDSMay 8, 2013In launching the preparation of a legal environment assessment to strengthen and address human rights for people living and affected by HIV and AIDS, in May 2013, the Government of Tanzania established a joint Steering Committee composed of key stakeholders from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Members of Parliaments, the Attorney General’s Chamber, other legal institutions, CSOs, development partners and the private sector.

  • A step in the right direction for human rights in TanzaniaOct 1, 2013Under international human rights conventions that Tanzania has ratified, state organs are bound to uphold human rights including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, implementation of Tanzania’s international human rights obligations remains fragile due to capacity weaknesses in the justice system and delays in incorporating human rights into national laws, among other obstacles.

  • Call for Innovative Solutions on Urbanization and Climate Change ChallengesOct 31, 2013A Pan-African congress on local climate solution for Africa has called for innovative solutions and opportunities to the challenges of rapid urbanization, and realistic responses to climate change at the local government level. A three days congress which started on Wednesday 30th October 2013 at Kunduchi Beach Hotel in Dar-es-Salaam was attended by over 500 participants aimed to provide a platform for government, business, academics and NGOs to discuss, debate and find solutions to the challenges of rapid urbanization experienced in Africa.

  • Dar es Salaam City State of Environment Report launched in DarDec 17, 2012The Minister of State, Vice President’s Office (Environment) Terezya Huvisa has launched the Dar-es-Salaam City State of Environment report in an event organized by the Vice President’s office.

  • Experience sharing to enhance simple technologies for farmers in Kilimanjaro RegionJul 25, 2013The management and technical team of Sustainable Land Management (SML) Kilimanjaro project conducted a study tour to Uganda in order to learn and share experiences on sound implementation of SLM projects.

  • Government and UNDP Sign Programme of Support for the Establishment and Functioning of the Agricultural Delivery Division within the President’s Delivery BureauOct 8, 2013The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania yesterday signed a new project document that will provide support to the establishment of Agricultural Delivery Division (ADD) in the President’s Deliver Bureau. The support is part of ongoing efforts to ensure achievement of the national key results area for agriculture as stipulated in the Big Results Now(BRN)

  • National Launch of the 2013 Africa Economic Outlook Report: Structural Transformation and Natural ResourcesOct 4, 2013The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered with Africa Development Bank (AFDB), the OECD Development Center and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in production of the 2013 Africa Economic Outlook Report which was launched on 3rd October 2013 in Dar-es-Salaam. Present at the occasion were Government representatives, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Academia, Media, International organization representatives, and members of the UN family.

  • National United Nations Volunteers getting ready to enhance awareness and peer education on HIV and AIDS in communities across TanzaniaApr 8, 2013The Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) and Zanzibar AIDS Commission (ZAC) have a new team of National United Nations Volunteers (NUNVs) who will be posted to serve in selected municipalities and districts across Tanzania to assist Local Councils in their efforts to combat HIV/AIDS and to strengthen community services

  • Opportunities and challenges for enhancing local development effectiveness in TanzaniaApr 24, 2013The Government of Tanzania and its development partners have come a long way towards building successful partnerships and enhancing aid effectiveness. Building on the Joint Assistant Strategy for Tanzania and the outcomes of Busan, GoT is currently developing a new Development Cooperation Framework to further strengthen aid coordination and harmonization.

  • STATEMENT BY THE UNDP AT THE OCCASION TO INAUGURATE THE UNDP-SUPPORTED SOLAR POWERSep 17, 2013On behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Alberic Kacou and the UNDP Country Director, Philippe Poinsot, I wish to thank you for this opportunity to be a part of this historic occasion to inaugurate the Mbingu Missionary Health Centre. We as UNDP commend the Roman Catholic Church and the Hospital Management for this decision to adopt solar energy which not only promotes the generation of clean energy but will also help stabilize the provision of sound medical services in theatres and labour wards by ensuring that life saving medicines and vaccines remain potent as a result of well powered cold chains.