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Holocaust school outreach programme 2013 activity report

Group photo with the some of the participants and the British High Commissioner

Group photo with the some of the participants and the British High Commissioner

Lusaka – Zambia joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an important reminder of the universal lessons of the Holocaust, a unique evil which cannot simply be consigned to the past and forgotten.

The theme for this year was “Rescue during the Holocaust- the Courage to Care”, the focus of the theme looked at individuals who risked their own lives to the save the Jewish people from eminent death at the hands of the Nazi’s and their collaborators.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women & 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Lusaka – Zambia joined the rest of the world in observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women which is commemorated every on November 25. This observance marks the beginning of the 16 days of activism as a runner up to Human Rights day on 10th December 2012.

This year’s event took a different format as social media tools were used in the outreach to the public, UNIC Lusaka used Twitter, Facebook and bulk sms to communicate messages on gender based violence. The bulk sms service communicated messages to 8300 mobile phone subscribers in 14 out of 72 districts around Zambia.

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Launch of 2012 UNCTAD report on The Least Developed Countries Report 2012 under the theme: “Harnessing Remittances and Diaspora Knowledge to Build Productive Capacities”

Lusaka – The 2012 UNCTAD report on LDC was launched on 26 November 2012 in Lusaka, Zambia.

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Mr. Kopulande making a point during the presentation

The media launch organized by the United Nations Information Centre, brought together 20 journalists from print and electronic media represented in Zambia, members of the UN Communications Group and representatives of Zambia International Trade and Investment Centre (ZITIC). The theme for this year’s is “Harnessing Remittances and Diaspora Knowledge to Build Productive Capacities”

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UNIC Lusaka: UN4U and UN Day Activities

Lusaka – On October 23, 2012 the centre organized a talk on the activities of the UN and its work in the world and Zambia as part of the UN4U outreach campaign.

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Group photo Matero Girls High School Choir with members of the UN and Danny, a popular Musician

This presentation took place at Matero Girls High School, were 60 students and members of staff were in attendance; the talk on the UN was presented by Mickie Mumba, National Information Officer at UNIC. The students also had a chance ask questions directly to a person working for the United Nations.

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UN International Peacekeeper’s Day

Lusaka – The Zambian government has urged all its defence and military personnel in the country to remain focused and committed in maintaining a high level of professionalism as they get deployed in various parts of the world as UN Peace Keepers.

The advise was issued by the Deputy Minister of Defence, Hon. Mwenya Musenge, when he officiated at this year’s United Nations international Day of Peace Keepers held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka where various defence  and military wings held a joint church service under the theme: “Peace Keeping is a Global Partnership”.

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Universal Peace Foundation (UPF) Zambia Chapter and the United Nations in Zambia commemoration of International day of Families

Lusaka – On  15th May 2012 Universal Peace Foundation (UPF) Zambia Chapter in partnership with the United Nations in Zambia joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Families 2012 on the theme “Ensuring Work Family Balance”.

The event took place at Peace Embassy in Lusaka. In attendance there were more than 65 participants from different walks of life including clergymen, teachers, students, ambassadors for peace, married couples, as well as representatives of the United Nations, Academicians, and Members of Parliament.

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Holocaust school outreach programme 2012 report

Lusaka – Zambia joined the rest of the international community in commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an important reminder of the universal lessons of the Holocaust, a unique evil which cannot simply be consigned to the past and forgotten.

The theme for this year was “Children and the holocaust”, with special reference to Petr Ginz who used visual aids to depict what was happening around him during World War II.

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UNIDO “delivering good value for money”, says Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

Vienna – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has received high appreciation for its work from Norway, one of its largest donors.

“UNIDO appears to be delivering good value for money in the field of standards and quality, an area where the organization has a unique competence internationally, which also Norway has played a key role to develop,” says a report released by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

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Human Rights Day 2011, Fight Against Racism

Lusaka – Human Rights Day on December 10 marks the end of the 16 days of activism against gender based violence which is flagged off on November 25 of every year on the UN calendar.

Zambia is a multicultural community and many people from other parts of the continent and the world are coming to earn a living and especially the mining sector on the Copperbelt. The meeting of different cultures has resulted in many a misunderstanding in the approach to cultural issues; locals are resenting non-residents due to the perceived views such as non-citizens getting all the jobs, best businesses and access to banking facilities at the expense of locals.

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Unite4Climate Change Zambia

Unite4Climate Zambia partners with young people in all of the country’s provinces to combat climate change. Through media programmes, debates, and advocating for the construction of floating schools in flood prone areas, Zambia’s young climate ambassadors are agents of change.

Reaching 200 climate ambassadors each year and equipping them with the “pay it forward” concept. Unite4Climate Zambia is working to make Zambia and the global community more equitable. UNICEF’s Youth Section is actively involved in the program’s child-led media strategy along with the Children’s Radio Foundation. Unite4Climate Zambia is able to achieve all this through generous funding from ING, the Netherlands Committee for UNICEF, the Danish National Committee for UNICEF, and UNICEF Germany.

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