Articles tagged 'un'

Zim must invest more in irrigation: UN 5 December 2018 HARARE - The president of United Nations-led International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad), Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo yesterday said Zimbabwe needs to expand its irrigation scheme to combat drought and poverty. This comes after the organisation offered Zimbabwe grants and low-interest l...
UN agency pledges agricultural support 4 December 2018 HARARE - The president of a United Nations-led multi-million-dollar investment fund, Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo yesterday said his organisation will be offering Zimbabwe grants and low-interest loans to improve food and nutrition security, provide employment opportunities for rural youth, and reduce...
WHO appoints Mugabe global health ambassador 19 October 2017 HARARE - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday appointed President Robert Mugabe as a global health ambassador for Africa to help governments tackle chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease. Mugabe, Africa's oldest ruler at 93, will work with national and ...
Enhancing SDGs implementation in Zim 10 October 2017 HARARE - The United Nations and the Office of the President and Cabinet, have held a special meeting with key stakeholders aimed at enhancing the Strategic Development Goals' implementation in the country. The meeting the first multi-stakeholders meeting of Zimbabwe Development Cooperation For...
Working together for Zim's sustainable development 20 September 2017 HARARE -The United Nations Team in Zimbabwe, in support of national development priorities and in partnership with development partners, reiterates its commitmentsarticulated under the 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF). The United Nations, through the ...
Rivals face-off at UN summit over Mugabe 20 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans based in the United States are planning to roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, at the on-going annual United Nations (UN) general assembly — but they face massive resistance from a pro-Mugabe group — the December 12 Movement which has planne...
Trump's first UN speech slammed 20 September 2017 NEW YORK - Donald Trump's first major speech at the United Nations has been denounced by some of the member nations he singled out for criticism. The US president included Iran among "a small group of rogue regimes", and said the US would "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to do so. Ir...
Pastor petitions US over Mugabe's UN delegation 16 September 2017 HARARE - Activist cleric Phillip Mugadza has petitioned the United States Embassy in Harare seeking revocation of dozens of visas granted to President Robert Mugabe's bloated delegation heading to the United Nations General Assembly this week. The controversial cleric — who claims he has recei...
Zim failing to support breastfeeding: UN 3 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is not doing enough to help mothers breastfeed their babies for the recommended minimum of six months, a UN-backed study has said, as it called for government to pass laws for paid maternity leave. Experts said investing in breastfeeding — which helps prevent infant deaths an...
UN, AU please help Zim 3 August 2017 EDITOR — Following a clear defeat at the hands of Morgan Tsvangirai in 2008, President Robert Mugabe withheld the announcement of results as he planned a way of robbing Zimbabweans of sweet victory and force himself back onto the people of Zimbabwe. The alleged strategy involved misrepresentin...
Parly petitioned over UN-supervised 2018 vote 22 July 2017 HARARE - A Harare man — Ignatius Masamba — has petitioned the Parliament Assembly seeking to compel Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa to move a motion calling for a referendum to allow the United Nations (UN) to monitor the 2018 elections. This comes after the Constitutional Court (Con-Court...
UN rescues flood victims 20 May 2017 HARARE - More than 32 000 people affected by floods will benefit from the United Nations (UN) Central Emergency Fund (CERF) which committed $1,6 million to provide shelter, water sanitation and hygiene to 20 districts. The UN response comes after $8,2 million was last year allocated towards as...
'Rogue' States back Zim at UN inquiry 24 March 2017 HARARE - Activist group United Nations Watch (UNW) has expressed disgust over the hailing of Zimbabwe's human rights record by “rogue” States — Iran, Venezuela and North Korea. While the three countries, with controversial governance records, praised Zimbabwe's “promotion and protection of hum...
Mugabe engages France over UNSC seat 18 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has engaged France's leader, Francois Hollande, to intervene in calls to include one of Africa's 54 States in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Mugabe — currently on a month-long leave — tabled the request last weekend during a closed-door meeting wit...
'Zanu PF officials withhold food aid' 19 December 2016 HARARE - Scores of drought-stricken Zimbabweans are starving as Zanu PF provincial administrators are withholding food aid from China, Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira said. The minister told the just-ended Zanu PF annual conference in Masvingo last Friday that she was making efforts t...
Govt skirts health, water crisis at UN meeting 18 November 2016 HARARE - Government did not fully address basic human rights of access to health and water at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Zimbabwe at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The two are fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution. Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum ex...
Zim tense as crisis deepens 18 September 2016 HARARE - The government's savage clampdown against dissenting voices got even heavier this weekend, with panicking authorities deploying tens of thousands of police and other law enforcement agents around the country in their desperate bid to thwart planned protests by fed up citizens against Zim...
MDC plots week-long anti-Mugabe protests at UN 18 September 2016 HARARE - The MDC and Evan Mawarire's #ThisFlag movement are plotting to embark on a week-long anti-President Robert Mugabe protest at the United Nations (UN) in New York starting today. The protests — coinciding with planned local countrywide demos by opposition parties coalescing under the Na...
Come back home Mr President 16 September 2016 HARARE - We are now losing count of the number of times that President Robert Mugabe has left the country amid chaos to attend to useless foreign functions which have little significance or bearing to Zimbabwe as a nation. Mugabe, who was in Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, then Zambia in a sp...
UN urges Zim to respect people's rights 28 August 2016 HARARE - The United Nations has called on the Zimbabwean government to respect people's rights, saying the international organisation was “closely monitoring the country's situation”. This comes as Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis is deepening, with people taking to the streets demandi...
Zim activist seeks UN intervention 27 August 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean activist Fransisca Mandeya — who is pushing a petition seeking United Nations (UN) chief Ban Ki-moon's intervention over escalating human rights violations — said she will leave no stone unturned in ensuring the country is put on international spotlight. This comes amid esc...
15 000 sign petition for UN intervention 19 July 2016 HARARE - A petition by Zimbabweans for United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon to convince the country's rulers to stop violating their rights, has amassed 15 000 signatures. The petition followed a heavy clampdown on those protesting against President Robert Mugabe's policies in the...
Zim activists ask UN chief to intervene 14 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabweans have asked UN chief Ban Ki-moon to convince Zimbabwe's rulers to stop violating their rights after authorities reacted with deadly force to protests against President Robert Mugabe's policies. In the petition, titled #Protect Zimbabweans Pursuing Their Liberation #ThisFlag...
Elections should be cost-effective: UN 13 May 2016 HARARE - Eelections should be financially sustainable to ensure that resources are not put to waste, the United Nations’ (UN) resident coordinator Bishow Parajuli has said. Parajuli, who was speaking at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s (Zec) stakeholders’ engagement on voter registration ea...
Zim food aid should not be politicised: UN 5 May 2016 HARARE - United nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged Zimbabwean authorities to put politics aside amid a worsening food crisis, saying the smattering of aid which has reached the impoverished country was making a difference. This comes after opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ...