UN mission head hails Tanzania’s acceptance of multilateralism

23Oct 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
UN mission head hails Tanzania’s acceptance of multilateralism

​​​​​​​THE United Nations is today commemorating its 76th anniversary, known as UN Day where the UN flag will be raised in the capital to symbolize Tanzania’s commitment to multilateralism and partnership worldwide.

Minister for Defence and National Service, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax.

A statement released yesterday by the UN Information Centre in Dar es Salaam said the UN Resident Coordinator and representatives of UN agencies will participate in the flag-raising ceremony as well as the regional secretariat, foreign embassies, the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs, while  the Zanzibar government as well as the military will be represented.

The guest of honour is expected to be the Minister for Defence and National Service, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax.

On Thursday next week, as part of the UN Day commemorations, Zanzibar President Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi will present an award to the winner of a competition among young entrepreneurs who provided the most innovative solution to a specific challenge linked to the blue economy.

The event will be preceded by several other activities including a beach cleanup activity, a school out-reach event and tree planting,” a UN advisory said, inviting the media to a conference on Tuesday to share information on activities slated for UN Day in the Isles.  

UN Day marks the adoption of the United Nations Charter and entering into force on 24th October, 1945. Marking the day is an opportunity to amplify the work that is done by the UN, with the national theme for this year’s UN Day slated as ‘Building Back with Better Health Systems.”

This theme is in line with key global targets for achieving the sustainable development goal number three, on good health and wellbeing.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries in the world, with the theme being focused on reviewing existing health systems to better respond to pandemics like COVID-19 and other emergencies for a sustainable future, the advisory added.

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