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May 2016
05 May

Access to Information: A key Element of Fundamental Freedoms

Today, Rwanda joins the international community in marking the World Press Freedom Day, which provides an important opportunity for underlining the critical importance of press freedom in particular, but also the broader principles of freedom of expression, in our contemporary society.

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April 2016
Press Release
18 Apr

Rwanda spearheads switch from tOPV to bOPV in Africa

On 04 April 2016, the Government of Rwanda with support from WHO and immunization partners made history as the first country in the African Region to introduce bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV) in place of the trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (tOPV) into the schedule of the routine immunization pro

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March 2016
Press Release
08 Mar

Message for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day is the first within the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are confidently asserted in that Agenda as intrinsic to progress.

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Success Story
07 Mar

Joint UN Initiative Empowers Rural Women in Rwanda

Rural women in Rwanda say a joint UN initiative is helping them both hope and plan for a better future, by empowering them with knowledge to improve and sustain their own livelihoods. The joint effort known as RWEE which stands for Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women.

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December 2015


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