The United Nations in Zimbabwe prepares for United Nations Week

Harare – October 24 marks the founding of the United Nations. This year in Harare, the United Nations Country Team will undertake a series of activities to raise the nations’ awareness to the work of the organization.  This year marks the UN's 65th birthday.

The theme of this year is United Nations for You or UN4U

Activities will include the following:

A UN4U School Outreach Program:  This will involve UN staff members and Representatives, visiting schools throughout Zimbabwe to talk about the United Nations and how it is working for You.  The UN4U School Outreach Programme will run from Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th October 2010.  The aim is to reach the largest possible number of students in this country for this year’s UN4U programme.

Speakers will be provided with videos to show at the school, as well as optional talking points.  As part of this year's presentation, speakers will also talk about the MDGs and, if feasible, show during their presentation the video of the song "8 Goals for Africa," which was recorded by top African musicians in connection with the recent World Cup to raise MDG awareness.  The presentations will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

This year, over 400 public high schools in New York have been contacted and asked to assemble a minimum of 100 students for an hour-long presentation.

A Media Encounter to be held on Monday 18th October 2010 where a panel made up of representatives of the United Nations, the Government and NGOs will talk to an audience predominantly made up of the media on the topic: Keeping the promise: United to Achieve the MDGs. This will be followed by a question and answer session. The venue for this event will be the FAO offices, Tendeseka Office Park, Samora Machel Avenue, Eastlea. Time 1230pm.

A Photographic Exhibitionshowcasing the work of the UN in Zimbabwe and a Formal Celebration/Reception.