Opening Remarks by Mr. Lamin M. Manneh, UN RC, on the occasion to mark World Refugee Day 2016.
To date UNHCR has facilitated the return of more than 3.3 million Rwandan refugees, and the Government of Rwanda is committed to ensure safe and dignified return and reintegration of all refugees.
During the week commencing May 26th through June 3rd 2016, Rwanda joined the international community in marking the 44th World Environment Day (WED) Celebrations, in active partnership with the One UN Rwanda Team and other partners, notably NGOs.
In Rwanda for a three-day humanitarian mission, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Honorary President and Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for Youth Refugees and Sport Jacques Rogge has pledged increased support for youth and sport projects in six refugee camps in Rwanda.
Delivering as One UN: WFP and UNHCR collboration helps alleviate the pain and suffering of refugees such as Boduine Amani, 13, and Furaha Ange, 27, and countless others, keeping the flame of hope alive in their lives.
This is the story of Gashaki green village, now home to 112 families who were relocated from lake Ruhondo islands where they were living in precarious conditions. They now benefit from an impressive array of greenning components, but most importantly are safe from natural disasters.
United Nations Resident Coordinator Lamin M. Manneh represented One UN Rwanda at an information session for Geneva-based delegates on the establishment of a global Multi-Donor Trust Fund to support the UN Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity.