Message from the United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon 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.
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'.
Every year on December 1, the world observes World AIDS Day. On this Day, the global community pays tribute to all those who have lost their lives to AIDS, applauds progress made in responding to the epidemic and recommits to ending it definitively.
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.
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
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.
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.
Rweru Model Village will soon be home to more than 400 Rwandans who will be relocated from Mazane and Sharita Islands on Lake Rweru. The islands were mapped as high-risk zones, and the Government of Rwanda determined them to be unsuitable for living. The new green village will have electricity, clean drinkable water, and several new infrastructures, including a school, a health post, and a modern market with access to the Internet.