“The new development agenda calls on us to leave no one behind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top perfoming Civil Society Organizations in Rwanda were awarded a one-year grant totalling $30,000 each, courtesy of a partnership between One UN Rwanda and the Rwanda Governance Board.
Click title to find out more about the Joint Field Visit of the One UN Joint Program on Deepening Democracy through strengthening citizen participation and accountable governance.
Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Lamin M. Manneh, on occasion to sign grant agreement worth combined $150,000 given to top-perfoming Civil Society Organizations in Rwanda.