Half the population of Mozambique’s Inhambane Province affected by cyclone
Half the population of Mozambique’s Inhambane Province affected by cyclone

The Provincial Government of Mozambique’s Inhambane indicates that the death toll from the cyclone stands at seven, while 51 others suffered injuries. 152,000 people were affected by the storm, particularly in the coastal districts

A Continent of Hope; the UN Secretary-General on Africa
A Continent of Hope; the UN Secretary-General on Africa

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, in an article for Africa Renewal Online on February 3, gives his view of Africa, describing it as a Continent of Hope.

Africa Human Development Report 2016 launched in Mozambique with calls for greater women’s empowerment
Africa Human Development Report 2016 launched in Mozambique with calls for greater women’s empowerment

The Government of Mozambique and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly launched the Africa Development Report 2016 under the theme “Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa” in Maputo on Monday, December 5, 2016. The event brought together representatives from the Government, civil society, academia, the private sector and the media for an interactive discussion on the key findings of the report and their relevance for the Mozambique context.

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.

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.

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.

New Disaster Risk Reduction Journalism Award Established in Mozambique
New Disaster Risk Reduction Journalism Award Established in Mozambique

Mozambique National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) has created a “Disaster Risk Reduction Journalism Award” to encourage journalists to publish articles that contribute to disaster risk management in the country. The award is instituted in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 A Financial Inclusion Fair  to promote sustainable development
A Financial Inclusion Fair to promote 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)

 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.

 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.