News about Mozambique and the United Nations
22 May 2013
Maputo 21 May 2013 – United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon today commended the Government and people of Mozambique for steady progress in political development, but urged greater efforts to overcome human rights challenges, including discrimination and violence against women, through education and awareness-raising.
20 May 2013
Maputo - 20 May 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the importance of countries stepping up their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before their 2015 deadline and stressed developing countries like Mozambique have the most to benefit from accelerated action.
10 May 2013
Maputo, 10 May 2013. The National Health Week kicked off this week in Mozambique, with plans to reach about 4 million children under the age of 5 throughout the country, in what has become a cornerstone of national health promotion.
12 April 2013
Maputo, 11 April 2013. The dirt road that leads to the Malhangalene Medical Center in Maputo has turned into mud. Hard rain has been pelting down on the capital city throughout the day, making everyone wish the rainy season was over already. Preventive health technicians Felicidade Francisco and Imeldina Cuna have most of their working day behind them. Their office is empty, and the clinic is quiet. In a couple of days, this will not be the case. A new children’s vaccine will be launched at the clinic, and Felicidade and Imeldina are busy making arrangements.
5 April 2013
By Ban Ki-moon
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but starting this week we can march a thousand days forward into a new future.
22 March 2013
On water day 2013 we share Belinha´s story on her daily struggle to get water. This is unfortunately the story of many families in Mozambique who, in spite of many efforts still do have access to potable water.
13 March 2013
Maputo, 13 March 2013 - The Government of Mozambique on Tuesday, March 12, deactivated the emergency “red alert”. This decision is based on its assessment that the emergency situation gradually getting under control with rivers back to normal levels. However, monitoring of the situation and assistance to displaced and returning populations continue along Limpopo (Gaza) and Zambezi basin (Zambezia) the hardest hit provinces.
7 March 2013
“My parents did not want to get married because I suffer from epilepsy. However, I insisted that I wanted to get married so my parents spoke to my husband explaining to him of my condition. He accepted and promised to look after me. After we married and had children he changed and became very violent with me. Many time when I suffered epileptic seizures he would bit me very brutally to the point of causing injuries,” narrated Isabel, a member of Mozambican NGO dealing with women who suffer domestic violence.
28 February 2013
Chiaquelane, 28th February - Over 100 youngsters and adults gather under a marula three. They were all displaced and lost their goods due to the floods, but did not come for food nor goods distribution. Theirs is not an ordinary meeting. They cheer and dance when the DJ plays a hit by a local musician. After the song, a question is raised: “If you had two kids – a boy and a girl – whom would you send to school?”
20 February 2013
Maputo, February 20, 2013 - A total of 114 people have been killed in floods -related incidents in Mozambique that are affecting the country since late last year.