Harare – The Youth Poetry Festival organized by UNIC Harare in partnership with the Zimbabwe United Nations Association (ZUNA) to commemorate Human Rights Day was held on 30 November 2010. The Festival was held before December 10 to enable the participation and audience of high school children who were due to close schools on December 2 for the Christmas break. Continue reading
Harare – On 30 November in Harare, the United Nations Country Team in Zimbabwe and the Government of Zimbabwe held the 2007-2011 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF), Annual Review and the 2012-2015 ZUNDAF Validation Workshop. Continue reading
Harare – On Monday 29 November 2010, UNIC Harare joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This Day provides an opportunity for the international community to focus attention on the question of Palestine.
Harare – On Monday 15th November, UNIC Harare participated in a students’ video conference organized by The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme in partnership with the House of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin.
Harare – On Monday 18 October in Harare, UNIC joined the rest of the United Nations Country Team in Zimbabwe at a Media Encounter to launch the UN Week in commemoration of United Nations Day.
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.
Harare – UNIC Harare, the Committee on Dialogue among Religions to Promote Peace and the Zimbabwe United Nations Association (ZUNA) commemorated the International Day of Peace. The commemoration involved two activities. The first was a sports tournament entitled “Sports for Peace” which involved 11 schools affiliated to the Zimbabwe United Nations Association. These schools competed in the following disciplines: athletics, basketball, soccer and volleyball. The three winning teams were given prizes that included publications of the United Nations.
8 Goals for Africa music video to be screened across South Africa during World Cup
Johannesburg, South Africa – Helen Clark, the chair of the UN Development Group which brings together all UN agencies working in development, today launched 8 Goals for Africa, a campaign song by eight of Africa’s best known musicians, calling for commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals – a set of eight internationally-agreed goals designed to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, and maternal and child deaths by 2015.
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC) in Zimbabwe, Ms. Elizabeth Lwanga, who is also the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Harare Director, participated in a meeting on the constitution making process in the country. Continue reading