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United Nations and the Government of Mozambique celebrate International Literacy Day

United Nations and the Government of Mozambique celebrate International Literacy Day

The International Literacy Day in Mozambique will be celebrated by United Nations and the Government of Mozambique under the international theme “Literacy and Sustainable Development“.

Join the celebrations of the Traditional Medicine Day on 30 August

Traditional Medicine Day on 31 August

Around three in four people in Mozambique seek traditional medical care first, before turning to conventional healthcare providers for medical problems. Lichinga City alone has over 2000 practitioners of traditional medicine and only 32 conventional doctors, according to the Institute for Traditional Medicine under the Ministry of Health.

United Nations Mozambique Annual Report 2013

United Nations Mozambique Annual Report 2013

2013 annual report of the United Nations in Mozambique captures highlights of results and achievements during the year of all UN agencies operating in the country. The report shows the multifaceted nature of our work towards reducing poverty and disparities in...

World Humanitarian Day 2014

International Humanitarian Day 2014

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

Situation Analysis of Children in Mozambique released

Situation Analysis of Children in Mozambique released

Maputo, Mozambique, 7 August 2014 -“Today I represent 13 million Mozambican children and I want to thank everyone who is trying to improve children’s lives”, said Cecilia Dimande, a 17 year old child radio producer, who addressed the guests attending the launch event of the Situation Analysis of Children in Maputo, Mozambique, t...

The Mozambican student Raquelina Langa visits today the Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York

Mozambican student Raquelina Langa

Maputo, Mozambique - In May 2013, the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, visited the Samson Mutemba School in Polana Canico, Maputo, as a part of the UNiTE Campaign which aims to end violence against women and girls.

Mozambique’s Human Development Index value increased by 60 per cent over three decades

Mozambique’s Human Development Index value increased by 60 per cent over three decades

Between 1980 and 2013, Mozambique’s Human Development Index value (HDI) rose from 0.246 to 0.393, positioning the country at 178 out of 187 countries and territories.

United Nations Supports the Maputo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World

United Nations Supports the Maputo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World

Maputo, 24 June 2014 – The Maputo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World, which was opened by President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique on Monday, has brought together some 600 delegates from 85 countries and organizations to review the successes achieved and challenges that remain in the campaign to rid the world of anti-personnel mines...

Maputo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World

United Nations supports Maputo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World

From the 23rd to the 27th of June, the Government of Mozambique will host a high-level meeting on the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC). The conference, which is known as the Maputo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World, will bring together 1,000 delegates from States, international organizations and non-governmental organizations t...

“Over a hundred participants from different sectors discuss family farming in Mozambique”

Family farming in Mozambique

FAO, with support from Austrian Cooperation for Development and the University E. Mondlane, organized on the 11th June 2014 a seminar on Family Farming in Mozambique. The seminar took place in the context of the International Year of Family Farming and the main objective was to promote dialogue around the family farming sector, which employs...

Mozambique at forefront of improving population registration

Mozambique at forefront of improving population registration

With more than 2.5 million children unregistered and the causes of over 300,000 deaths unknown in the country, Mozambique has embarked on an ambitious plan to address the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) needs of its population.

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The lack of qualified health personnel is one of Mozambique’s greatest health systems challenges. With 67 medical doctors, nurses and midwives per 100 000 population in 2012*, Mozambique is below the minimum acceptable health worker density threshold of 230/100 000.

UN Special Representative to the African Union commends commitment to dialogue

Maputo 12/05/2014 – Mr. Haile Menkerios, the Under-Secretary-General and UN Special Representative to the African Union, has completed a three day visit to Mozambique as a part of an exploratory tour to the Southern African region. During his visit to Mozambique, he met with the President of the Republic of Mozambique, with representatives of...

Voices of Hunger - a new metric system to measure hunger and food insecurity

Voices of Hunger - a new metric system to measure hunger and food insecurity

A new metric system for monitoring hunger and food insecurity was recently presented by FAO at the UN Statistical in New York earlier this month. A packed audience of member countries and UN system representatives as well as delegates from interested organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was told by Pietro Gennari, Direc...

Dialogue on Employment

Materials from National Dialogue on Employment in Mozambique

Materials from National Dialogue on Employment in Mozambique

Here you will find material and presentations from the two days Conference on Employment, 27-28 March, in Maputo. You’ll also find the consolidated and final recommendations of the conference that has been circulated by the Ministry of Labour to Government institutions....

Summary from the Diálogo Nacional sobre o Emprego em Mozambique

Diálogo Nacional sobre o Emprego em Mozambique

Minister for Labour, Ms. Helena Taipo said in her closing remarks that she felt the Diálogo Nacional sobre o Emprego em Mozambique had yielded fruitful conversation on the important topic of employment. Speaking to attendants, the Minister reaffirmed the government’s commitment to a “balanced Mozambique, in particular, balance in the distribu...

Diálogo Nacional Sobre o Emprego em Moçambique

Diálogo Nacional Sobre o Emprego em Moçambique

“Growth [is] becoming more inclusive, providing facilities so that all people of Mozambique are able to be real players in the economic life of our country” President Guebuza told attendants of the Diálogo Nacional Sobre o Emprego em Moçambique which opened yesterday and will continue today. His Excellency stressed that this event will...

Message from the Secretary-General for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Nelson Mandela

This year, the world commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for the first time following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Message from the Secretary-General for the International Day of Forests

Message from the Secretary-General for the International Day of Forests

Forests are the lungs of our planet. They cover one-third of all land area, and are home to 80 per cent of terrestrial biodiversity. They are crucial for addressing a multitude of sustainable development imperatives, from poverty eradication to food security, from mitigating and adapting to climate change to reducing disaster risk.

UN vehicles in Maputo en route to Mali, says UN source

UN vehicles in Maputo en route to Mali, says UN source

Maputo, 19 March 2014 - The United Nations confirms that the UN-labeled Armored Personnel Carriers seen in Maputo yesterday, are enroute to the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Message from the Secretary-General for the International Day Of Happiness

International Day Of Happiness

New York, 20 March 2014 - The twin concepts of happiness and well-being increasingly feature in international discussions of sustainable development and the future we want.

Message from the Secretary-General for the International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

8 March 2014 - This International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the importance of achieving equality for women and girls not simply because it is a matter of fairness and fundamental human rights, but because progress in so many other areas depends on it.

As Nações Unidas em Moçambique notam com agrado que as negociações entre o Governo e a Renamo retomaram

30 Janeiro - As Nações Unidas em Moçambique notam com agrado que as negociações entre o Governo e a Renamo retomaram em 27 de Janeiro, após meses de interrupção e situações de violência armada.

Message from the Secretary-General for the Human Rights Day

10 December 2013 - Human Rights Day marks the anniversary of the adoption by the General Assembly of the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year’s observance also marks 20 years since a bold step forward in the struggle to make rights a reality for all: the adoption by the World Conference on Human Rights of the Vienn...

Secretary-General statement on the death of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

NEW YORK, 5 December 2013 - Nelson Mandela was a singular figure on the global stage -- a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement, a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration.

I am profoundly saddened by his passing. On behalf of the United Nations, I extend my deepest condolences to the people of South Afric...

 

Video: Diálogo Nacional sobre Emprego - 2014

DATELINE: March 2014
LOCATION: Maputo Province, Mozambique
SOURCE: UNITED NATIONS

 

Video: Floods in Mozambique - 2013

Floods in Mozambique - click to play

DATELINE: 25 – 27 January 2013
LOCATION: Gaza Province, Mozambique
SOURCE: UNITED NATIONS /UNICEF
PRODUCER: Suzanne Beukes

   

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Dialogue on Employment

Materials from National Dialogue on Employment in Mozambique

Materials from National Dialogue on Employment in Mozambique

Here you will find material and presentations from the two days Conference on Employment, 27-28 March, in Maputo. You’ll also find the consolidated and final recommendations of the conference that has been circulated by the Ministry of Labour to Government institutions....

Photo competition

Photo competition

Interested in health photography? Look here!

The lack of qualified health personnel is one of Mozambique’s greatest health systems challenges. With 67 medical doctors, nurses and midwives per 100 000 population in 2012*, Mozambique is below the minimum acceptable health worker density threshold of 230/100 000.

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