This issue highlights the “Countdown: 1000 Days to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals – MDGs” advocacy campaign, with focus on MDG 5 – Improving Maternal Health. It provides Zimbabwean perspectives on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The issue further reports on issues of Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV & AIDS, Malaria, and Gender Based Violence. In addition, the newsletter provides updates on the Decent Work Programme and highlights on the 2013 Zimbabwe Humanitarian Gaps Appeal.
This fifth issue covers 2012 UN Day celebrations with a focus on “Green Economy for Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction”. This issue also highlights the 2012 ZUNDAF Annual Review; UN support to the development of a National Contingency Plan for 2013, as well as support to strengthen agricultural cooperatives for the improvement of food security. The last set of articles focus on thematic issues of women empowerment, HIV & AIDS, as well as updates from the “Wednesday @ UNIC” public discussion forum.
This issue highlights the GlobalPOWER Women Network Africa High Level Meeting of African Women Parliamentarians and leaders. The first set of stories speak on Health with, focusing on HIV and Reproductive Health and Immunisation. This issue also highlights United Nations activities, which include the official visit to Zimbabwe of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the launch of “Wednesday @ UNIC”, and the ZUNDAF Mid-Year Review.
International Women’s Day was celebrated nationally on 16 March 2012 in Binga. The first three stories of this issue therefore speak to the theme of gender equality and women empowerment with a specific focus on rural women, gender based violence, and access to quality health services. In addition, this newsletter covers issues of equity and sustainability, including human development, capacity building, and youth empowerment. Finally, the last set of topics are dedicated to the thematic areas of water and health.
The UN in ZImbabwe second edition provides a snapshot of some of the UN’s accomplishments in 2011. It also highlights a new chapter for the UN in Zimbabwe as it enters into the first year of implementing the 2012-2015 ZUNDAF.
The United Nations system in Zimbabwe, together with the Government of Zimbabwe, signed the ZUNDAF, ushering in a new programming cycle for the UN system for the next four years from 2012 to 2015.