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12 Oct

UN torture prevention body to visit Rwanda

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to visit Rwanda from 15 to 21 October to advise the authorities on the establishment of a national detention monitoring body officially known as the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM).

06 Oct

UNHCR, WFP and Equity Bank sign agreement to provide more dignified living conditions to refugees in Rwanda through cash-based assistance programme

Click to read about how the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP) and Equity Bank Rwanda are now providing cash-based assistance in lieu of in kind support for refugees living in camps in Rwanda.

03 Oct

Africa’s must-do, can-do decade

Opinion Piece by Mr. Li Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), who is calling for Africa to industrialize in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner.

19 Sep

More than 128 countries back pledged reforms to shape ‘21st century UN’

Secretary General António Guterres has launched a pledge to overhaul the United Nations bureaucracy to make the world body stronger and more responsive to the people it serves. The reforms have the backing of 128 countries.

07 Sep

‘We say thank you’ – Rwanda returnees coming home receive support from Government of Rwanda and One UN upon their arrival

Read about how UN agencies are supporting the Government of Rwanda to provide returnees with assistance to return to their places of origin and reintegrate into the local community through the One UN Sustainable Return and Reintegration joint program led by UNHCR. 

21 Aug

“Nothing for us, without us” – RNUD launches strong call for improved public and political participation of the deaf and hard of hearing

A delegation from One UN Rwanda recently visited Rubavu DIstrict in Western Rwanda, to attend an interaction meeting between District officials and members of the Rwanda National Union for the Deaf (RNUD). The purpose of the interaction meeting was to relay to them in person the issues facing deaf people and those hard of hearing, and to suggest ways to alleviate some of those issues.  

21 Aug

“Disability is not inability” – One UN Rwanda through UNDP supports training of teachers in braille to ensure blind children aren’t left behind

Read to find out how the UNDP's programme titled “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations for Responsive and Accountable Governance in Rwanda” has helped the Blessing School for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) to provide better education to the students who are blind or with visual impairment through equipping Braille machines and other items as well as providing trainings to teachers.

15 Aug

IOM strengthens security in Ngororero District by enhancing resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats.

Click through to read about the UN Migration Agency (IOM) Rwanda providing technical market-oriented trainings to young people from communities affected by flooding and other natural disasters. The trainings cover a variety of vocations from which the beneficiaries can choose, such as carpentry, masonry, food processing, weaving, knitting and shoe making.

30 Jul

'Act now' to help and protect trafficking victims, UN urges on World Day against the scourge

Read about the trends affecting Human Trafficking as the world unites to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30th, which is being held this year under the theme of “Let's act now to protect and assist trafficking victims.” The World Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 2013 to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”

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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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