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23 Dec

Speech by UNRC Lamin Manneh at the inauguration of Kabyaza Model Green Village

Speech delivered by the UN Resident Coordonator Lamin Manneh, on the occasion to mark the inauguration of the Kabyaza Model Green Village located in Nyabihu District, Western Province of Rwanda. The village contains 200 houses given to locals who previously resided in natural disaster-prone areas. 

15 Dec

UNICEF Rwanda commemorates the organisation’s 70th anniversary with a special screening of “The Beginning of Life”

During a special event at Kigali Century Cinema, UNICEF Rwanda celebrated the organisation’s 70th anniversary, as well as 30 years of successful collaboration with the Government of Rwanda and its partners. The event began with a reception at the theatre, uniting UNICEF’s partners and UNICEF staff to celebrate the achievements made together for children in Rwanda. Following the reception, UNICEF offered a special screening of the inspiring documentary on Early Childhood Development, “The Beginning of Life.” 

10 Dec

United Nations Secretary-General's Message for International Human Rights Day 2016

Message from the United Nation Secretary General Ban ki-Moon on the occasion to mark International Human Rights Day 2016. 

09 Dec

Speech by the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Rwanda, Mr Lamin M. Manneh, on the occasion to mark International Human rights Day 2016

Speech by the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Rwanda, Mr Lamin M. Manneh on the occasion of the commemoration of the International Human Rights Day, 9th December 2016. 

01 Dec

Disaster resilience project in Ngororero District implemented

Residents of Ngororero District are set to benefit from a United Nations project aimed at strengthening human security, enhancing resilience and improving disaster risk management of high-risk communities and most vulnerable populations. The project is called ‘Strengthening human security by enhancing resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats in Ngororero District'. 

30 Nov

UNICEF joins MIDIMAR, UNHCR, Oxfam, and DFID to inaugurate the new permanent water treatment plant at Mahama Camp

After more than eight months of collaboration and construction, UNICEF and UNHCR joined MIDIMAR, Oxfam, and DFID to inaugurate the new permanent water treatment plant at Mahama Camp for Burundian refugees. With this advent of ample clean water and its resulting effects on good health and hygiene, residents of Mahama are freer to pursue their productive futures.

01 Nov

United Nations Volunteer programme conducts learning session on fundamental knowledge in research methodology

On October 18th, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Communications Group (UNCG) organized and conducted a learning session at the One UN I-Space. Located in the UNICEF offices in Kacyiru, the One UN I-Space is an interactive academic area with a quiet and focused environment for research and study. 1

01 Nov

UNESCO Empowers Local Community Radio Stations through ICT

In 2016, four community radio stations - Radio Isangano, Radio Huguka, Radio Ishingiro and Radio Izuba - received capacity-building training through workshops organized by UNESCO, part of the One UN in Rwanda. These workshops were organized in conjunction with the Empowering Local Radios with ICT project.

01 Nov

MIDIMAR and UNHCR Affirm Plan to Include Refugees in Rwanda’s National Development

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) held a conference on refugee solutions and socio-economic inclusion in Rwanda’s development planning. The conference was held in conjunction with local and international organisations and other UN agencies. 

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Anna Larsson
Intern - Democratic Governance and Peace Consolidation Unit / UNDP

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