United Nations Mozambique celebrate Staff Day 2016.
United Nations Mozambique celebrate Staff Day 2016.

This is a day which acknowledges and celebrates the work of UN staff. As an expression of his deep appreciation for the tireless work, effort and contribution of all UN workforce around the globe, the Secretary-General has dedicated 25 October 2016 as UN Staff Day at all duty stations and field missions.

Sustainable Development Goals mean people bringing development to themselves – says Graça Machel
Sustainable Development Goals mean people bringing development to themselves – says Graça Machel

Mozambican social activist Graça Machel today defended that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will only succeed if the most poverty striven populations are involved in the solutions that will help them attain development.

Mozambique commits to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Mozambique commits to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The Government of Mozambique today expressed its commitment to ensure that achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the set target date of 2030. The event, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation was attended by members of the Government, Heads of Diplomatic Missions and Cooperation Partners, the United Nations System Representatives in Mozambique, academic, civil society leaders. The Government decided to launch the campaign on 24 October, which is the 71 anniversary of the United Nations creation.

Mozambique promotes financial inclusion for sustainable development
Mozambique promotes financial inclusion for sustainable development

A Financial Inclusion Fair was held in City of Maxixe, some 500 km north of the capital Maputo on August 12. This event, the third of its kind, was organized by the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ)

UN Special Envoy on El Niño calls for adaptation  to the rapidly changing climate
UN Special Envoy on El Niño calls for adaptation to the rapidly changing climate

The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for El Niño & Climate, Ambassador Macharia Kamau, visited Mozambique this week to highlight the urgent needs of 1.5 million people affected by the El Niño-related drought.

Financing for Development - Mozambique takes an initiative on Development Finance Assessment
Financing for Development - Mozambique takes an initiative on Development Finance Assessment

The Government of Mozambique and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on July 15, 2016 had an event to launch the Development Finance Assessment (DFA) in Mozambique a tool designed to assess opportunities and constraints in mobilizing development finance and align and integrate financial flows to the maximum extent possible within the development planning processes and national budgeting in a country.

Mozambique: Who are the Masterminds of attacks against persons with albinism?
Mozambique: Who are the Masterminds of attacks against persons with albinism?

The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero today said that in spite of all the successes in tackling crimes against persons with albinism in Mozambique, their situation remains precarious as the authorities are still to identify and arrest the masterminds behind such crimes.

 UNDP Mozambique to Start a Project on HIV intervention for Young Key Populations
UNDP Mozambique to Start a Project on HIV intervention for Young Key Populations

The project is part of the “Leave No One Behind” regional initiative of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs which also funds two other consortia led by the International Organization in Migration (IOM) and the International AIDS Alliance, and will be implemented through a consortium composed of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) and the Health Economics and AIDS Research Department of the University of Kwa Zulu Natal.

Industrialization and diversification key to reverse decline caused by  low commodity prices
Industrialization and diversification key to reverse decline caused by low commodity prices

Mozambique holds a major seminar to reflect on the situation of the extractive industries facing severe challenges due to the drop of commodities prices and propose a way forward that would make them sustainable and benefit all.

UN calls for equal opportunities for women in the extractives sector in Mozambique
UN calls for equal opportunities for women in the extractives sector in Mozambique

The Paris Agreement was open for signature by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on 22 April and will remain open for signature for one year. The United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mozambique, Ms. Marcia de Castro, has called for measures that promote gender equality in the extractive industry, in order to reverse the current scenario in which men have more opportunities than women.