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World Humanitarian Day: Secretary-General's Message for 2015

On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the selfless dedication and sacrifice of workers and volunteers from around the world who devote themselves – often at great personal risk – to assisting the world’s most vulnerable people.

Capitalização da Experiência da NU no Desenvolvimento de um Piso de Protecção Social em Moçambique

S.E. Lucas Mangrasse, Vice-Ministro e Dr. Koen Vanormelingen, Representante do Fundo das Naçoes Unidas para a Infancia (UNICEF)

Na Sexta-Feira dia 24 de Julho foi lançado o documento “Capitalização da Experiência da NU no Desenvolvimento de um Piso de Protecção Social em Moçambique”.

Niassa: great potential and a big challenge. UN Resident Coordinator Field Mission to Niassa province

UN Resident Coordinator Field Mission to Niassa province

Niassa province strikes you as one vast, fertile and beautiful area of land with very few inhabitants and fairly far away from the dynamics of the emerging Mozambican economy. With just little one and half million inhabitants, it is the most sparsely populated provinces in Mozambique. This does not mean this is a sleepy peripheral corner wher...

Enforcing bio conservation in Mozambique. UN Resident Coordinator Field Mission to Niassa province

UN Resident Coordinator Field Mission to Niassa province (© UNRCO - Mozambique)

The level of poaching of elephants has taken enormous proportions in northern part of Mozambique. The latest estimation of the population of elephants in Niassa reserve suggest a decrease of over 8 thousands elephants in the last few years . That translates to seven elephants per day being killed on average. The main market of the tusks is Ch...

The new role of traditional birth attendants

The new role of traditional birth attendants

Stories from the field, Zambezia, Mozambique 25 March 2015.

Dorca Taulo gave birth to her first child 6 years ago in the house of the traditional birth attendant in her community in Milange, Zambezia. When she recently became pregnant again, Fany Pitala, her traditional birth attendant, accompanied her to the nearest health centr...

Reducing Maternal Mortality

Reducing Maternal Mortality

Stories from the field, Zambezia, Mozambique, 24 March 2015.

The road to Milange health centre is dry and dusty. The heavy rain falls in the beginning of the year in Zambezia province are a distant memory and Milange has not seen rains for days now. Chief maternal and child health nurse, Maria Florinda, and her assistant have mos...

Committed to improve child health

Committed to improve child health

Stories from the field, Zambezia, Mozambique 25 March 2015.

“When a child is crying, we have to take it to the health centre to do tests, and see which is the illness, because the health centre is where all the needed care is available…”.

Each time a women breaks out singing; the rest of the group quickly follows thr...

The UN supports improving data on malaria and HIV

The UN supports improving data on malaria and HIV

The National Malaria and HIV Indicator Survey 2014 (IMASIDA) kicked off in the beginning of June. IMASIDA is a large household survey covering 7800 households throughout Mozambique. A team of 175 surveyors; 50 health technicians; 35 data clerks; and 25 data controllers have been trained and will collect data in the next two months.

UNESCO involved in the Dissemination of the results of the assessment of the strategy on literacy and adult education (2010-2015)

Photo: Learners from Eráti District, Nampula Province (May, 2015)

Within the Framework of the Implementation of the Capacity Development for Education For All Programme (CapEFA), the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in coordination with Dvv International and ICEIDA are supporting the Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH), through the National Directora...

UN -Mozambique Empowers Multi-sectoral Technical Teams in Tete

United Nations-Mozambique is conducting a training workshop for the technical teams of the multi-sectoral response teams to better the coordination and quality of care in the shelters for victims of violence in Tete. The workshop is part of the project on the elimination of violence against women and girls. The event will take place 16-17 Jun...

Visit of Heads of Mission from the European Union in Mozambique to FAO, IFAD and WFP projects in Manica

Visit of Heads of Mission from the European Union in Mozambique to FAO, IFAD and WFP projects in Manica

On 21 May, the three Rome-based Agencies (RBA’s) – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – welcomed four Heads of Mission from the European Union in Mozambique to projects of the agencies in Manica Province.

Save Kids Lives – with Road Safety

Save Kids Lives – with Road Safety

Around 20% of deaths caused by road traffic accidents in Mozambique are children under 13 years. Children are particularly vulnerable because they often walk or use unsafe transportation to and from school.

UN and the Government of Mozambique launched the More Jobs programme

UN and the Government of Mozambique launched the More Jobs programme

On 16 April 2015, in the District of Palma, Cabo Delgado province, United Nations and the Government of Mozambique launched the More Jobs programme. The Programme aims to promote employment in the provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula, with particular focus on value chains around the extractive industry.

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on xenophobic violence in South Africa

New York, 22 April 2015 - The Secretary- General condemns the wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa that has resulted in the deaths of at least seven people in the past few weeks. He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims.

United Nations and the Government of Mozambique together in women´s empowerment through literacy

Leaners and students from EPC Mavoco, Boane District

UNESCO and MINEDH launched Malala Project for Mozambique

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in coordination with Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH) launched on last April 16th, the Malala Project for Mozambique at EPC of Mavoco located in Boane District, Maputo Provinc...

Life after the floods

Life after the floods in Mozambique

By Yolanda Correia

ZAMBÉZIA, 6 April 2015 – “I’ve lost everything in the waters. But God willing life will get better” says 26-year-old Melquelina Ernesto, a mother of five, at the Cajual accommodation center in Zambézia, Northern Mozambique, where she was living for more than a month with her children ever since floods de...

March 8th International Women’s Day

"Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture it!"

International Women’s Day is commemorated globally on March 8th as a day where in women in all spheres of life are recognised for their contribution to society and are celebrated for being women.

The theme "Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture it!" reflects a world where each women and girl can exercise her own dec...

Floods in Mozambique 2015: What are the current needs and what is the UN doing

© WFP Mozambique

The Government of Mozambique through the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) is leading the coordination of the emergency support and continues to mobilize additional resources to cover gaps. The CERF proposal, submitted on 28 January by UN and partners, was approved on 4 February and is currently being disbursed. Amounting to $...

Assessing Health Sector Performance

Assessing Health Sector Performance

From the 26th to the 30th of January, WHO and UNFPA joined the Ministry of Health and other partners in field visits to three provinces; Inhambane, Sofala and Nampula. The aim was to assess quality of health data and level of community involvement in two different districts of each province in the context of the Joint Annual Review of the sec...

UN and NGOs seek $30.1 million for flood response and recovery in Zambézia

UN and NGOs seek $30.1 million for flood response and recovery in Zambézia

The humanitarian community in Mozambique, including United Nations agencies, IOM, Red Cross and various NGOs, launched a $30.1 million response and recovery proposal today, to address the needs of over 160,000 flood-affected people in hard-hit Zambézia Province in central Mozambique. The proposal responds to a request from the Government of M...

Mozambique floods: Malaria major concern in displacement centres

Nita Alves, a mother of three, spent days clinging to a tree with her children to escape the flooding. They are now all safe at the Ronda – Furquia displacement centre, in Namacurra, Zambezia.

Zambezia, Mozambique. 28 January 2015. “The water came suddenly in the middle of the afternoon”, says Nita Alves, recalling the day her village was flooded a couple of weeks ago. “There was nowhere to escape so I climbed into a tree with my three children, tied them up around me with my capulana* and prayed to God we woul...

Devastating floods in Zambézia as water reaches historical levels

Devastating floods in Zambézia as water reaches historical levels

19 January 2015. Several days of heavy rains and consequent flooding of the Chire River and Licungo river basin have displaced more than 28,000 people in Zambézia, with a higher number likely to be confirmed as previously inaccessible areas are reached by rescue teams. So far 84 have been confirmed dead as a result of the floods.

Message from the Secretary-General about elections in Mozambique

Message from the Secretary-General about elections in Mozambique

New York, 17 October 2014 - The Secretary-General commends the people of Mozambique for the calm atmosphere which prevailed during the presidential, legislative and provincial elections on 15 October 2014. He notes that the elections were considered by national and international observer missions to be generally peaceful and transparen...

 

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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The Millennium Development Goals

Social protection plays an important role in reducing poverty and inequality, and promoting inclusive growth. It has the potential to stimulate domestic consumption and enhance human capital, while increasing social cohesion and political stability. In addition to being a critical tool for economic transformation, soc...

Response and Recovery Proposal  Mozambique Floods 2015

Response and Recovery Proposal
Mozambique Floods 2015

On 12 January 2015, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique declared an institutional red alert for central and northern Mozambique.

Flooding caused by extremely heavy rains in January 2015 surpassed the Mozambican government’s capacity to respond...

Floods in Mozambique 2015

Floods in Mozambique 2015

Please click here to watch the video about the UN and partners response to support the nationally-led emergency effort.

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....

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