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29 Aug

Rweru Modern Green Village: Hope for a better life

Rweru Model Village will soon be home to more than 400 Rwandans who are to be relocated from Mazane and Sharita islands in Rweru Lake. The Islands were mapped as high-risk zones. With connection to electricity and clean, drinkable water, the Village is comprised of a school, a health post, and a modern market, and has access to Internet connection.

23 Aug

25 returnee families given decent houses

25 returnee families can now rest easy with a home they can call thier own, having recieved free housing from the Government of Rwanda with support from the One UN family in Rwanda. 

05 Aug

Rwanda: Malnutrition Rates Improve Among Refugee Children

A recent nutrition survey has found that rates of malnutrition have improved significantly in all six of the refugee camps in Rwanda, in part because of the World Food Programme’s intensive work to treat and prevent undernutrition among mothers and young children.

04 Aug

50% implementation rate targeted on human rights recommendations by late 2017

Lemigo Hotel in Kigali was the venue of a two-day training workshop convened to provide technical support for enhancing cooperation between Central African States and International Human Rights Conventional Mechanisms. 

29 Jul

Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger

WFP/FAO Joint News Release. Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger.

25 Jul

Safe Haven for female street vendors launched

Female hawkers in Kigali can breathe a sigh of relief and go about the business of building a better life for themselves and thier children as the Safe Mini-Market for Women is now operational, providing a safe haven for women that were street vendors who experienced many different kinds of challenges such as violence, sexual abuse and theft.

19 Jul

In Rwanda, Ban meets with African leaders on situation in South Sudan

Highlights of the visit to Rwanda by the United Nations Secreatary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, where he met with various diginitaries including His Excellency President Paul Kagame. High on the agenda was the escalating situation in South Sudan.  

15 Jul

Women’s rights and access to sexual and reproductive health services - a path to sustainability

Prior to the 27th African Union Summit, Ministers and experts of gender from different countries in Africa convened in Kigali for the African Union high level panel to discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment.  

13 Jul

Sculpting to Express Empathy in Kiziba refugee camp

Click through to read about Macumu Maurice, a 48 year old sculptor, who fled Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and sought refuge in Rwanda in 2003. Despite facing seemingly insurmountable odds, Maurice has managed to continue enjoying life and providing for his family through his one and only passion: sculpting. 

Meet your UN

I am fortunate that I get to engage with my biggest interest - peace building - in such a varied way. Working for the UN provides me a forum where I can deeply engage with and advance my passion for peace building and women's empowerment. 

Anna Larsson
Intern - Democratic Governance and Peace Consolidation Unit / UNDP

Working for the UN gives me great satisfaction because I’ve always been incredibly passionate about human rights, and the UN provides me with a great platform to follow this passion.

Chris Mburu
Senior Human Rights Advisor / OHCHR

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