Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Development 2015 – 2020


For the last 4 years, we have been working with the Parliamentary Group for Sustainable Development pioneering their establishment in 2018. UNA Tanzania trained the Members of Parliament in this group on the SDGs in order to deepen their knowledge and provide analytical tools to help them conduct budget analyses on how the Global Goals are reflected in national budgets.

Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Job Ndungai (MP)


The training involved a total number of thirty three (33) Members of Parliament in which fifteen (15) were women and fifteen (15) were men. It also included three (3) parliamentary staff members of which all were women.

It is our focus to include and interact at a larger scale with decision makers since they influence and ratify the laws and budget to be passed for the good of the people, therefore the time to time training help in capacity building, and be present to “LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND’’ in the implementation of Agenda 2030.

Presidential Statement on the Women, Youth and People with Disabilities Empowerment Funds


In light of our advocacy work on the following up on the effectiveness of the Women, Youth and People with Disabilities Empowerment Funds, last month His Excellency, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania as he was dissolving the parliament, highlighted that it was one of the successes during the previous three years, as 93.2 billion had been given out to women, youth and PWD’s : 4-4-2 respectively. This carries an important meaning to our work with the government through the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government Authorities (PORALG) different stock take dialogues and capacity building on the Sustainable Development Goals especially on Economic Growth and Decent Jobs #goal8 as a specificity.

Schools in Tanzania re-open after 3-month closure


On Monday 29th June 2020, Tanzania became the first country to resume all schools and social gatherings in East Africa; following the president’s announcement while addressing the parliament in Dodoma, on the 15th of June 2020.

The reason this measure was taken is because the president believed that there was no need for children to stop their learning, and for the public to continue enduring social and economic hardship because infection rates of the novel corona virus in the country have significantly dropped.

President of the United Republic of Tanzania – Hon. John Pombe Magufuli.


Nevertheless, Hon. John Pombe Magufuli still encouraged students and the public to follow all safety precautions outlined by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, as well as the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports.

These precautions include regularly washing hands with soap and running water or frequently using hand sanitizers. Social distancing by standing and sitting at least one meter apart from one another. Limiting the number of people watching live matches in sports stadiums by halving the stadium capacity. And, encouraging all elderly and people with underlying medical conditions to watch sports matches in their households.

Through the aforementioned guidelines, Tanzania is sure to rejuvenate its economy and ensure a safe and secure environment for all important activities to take place.

Coronavirus Precautions Ad


As a compliment to our Social Media Campaign and also a careful concern as an organization on the spread and impact of Corona virus, at a time where most of the restrictions were lifted in Tanzania, schools opening up, transportation too does not support the 1 meter precaution, and above all many people ignore the fact that Corona still exists regardless of the numbers of the infection going down and it’s high time to take precautions and save themselves and others from the spread of the virus.

Tukiwa katika majukumu ya kila siku, Usichukulie Poa! Endelea kujikinga na kuwakinga wengine na maambukizi ya #covid19 🦠 Sisi tunaamini – #hatukosalamampakawotetuwesalama.

Posted by United Nations Association of Tanzania on Tuesday, June 2, 2020


The AD with a hashtag #HatukoSalamaMpakaWoteTuweSalama – meaning ‘No one is safe until we all are safe!’ aimed to reach Tanzanians of age 13 – 65+ as a target and managed to reach 280,000+ Tanzanians.

UN75 – Shaping our Future together and building the future we want


United Nations Secretary General – Antonio Guterres

“No country, no community can resolve the complex problems of our world on its own. We must come together, not only to talk, but also to listen to each other says” António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations who refers to the biggest-ever global conversation event on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want. The event is held to celebrate United Nations 75th anniversary and invites everybody with the purpose to discuss the important challenges of our time, first and foremost climate change, increasing inequality, migration, and impact of digital technologies.

These discussions which have the intention of including as many people as possible – including young people, critics, and marginalized groups, includes exchanging ideas and solutions that will be shared with others in order for the challenges to be tackled. The people’s suggestions on solutions and ideas will thereby be evaluated and discussed with the heads of government of the UN Member States in September. The campaign is run by Assistant Secretary-General Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond who put emphasis on the importance of having a dialogue and to reinvigorate the spirit of global cooperation, a spirit that is absolutely fundamental and essential for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the remaining ten years up until 2030.


A race against time: Decade of Action

Five years have passed since all UN members took a joint decision of accepting the Sustainable Development Goals, which became one of the generous and ambitious global decision made through history. Now, with just 10 years remaining, called Decade of Action, an ambitious global effort is underway to deliver the 2030 promise by mobilizing more governments, civil society, businesses and calling on all people to make the Global Goals their own. The reason why the Decade of Action has been set high up on the UN´s agenda is that the action to meet the Goals is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required.

We, the United Nations Association of Tanzania, have suggested actions to be taken for Tanzania to reach the Sustainable Development Goals through the SDGs Decade of Action Toolkit. The main purpose of this Toolkit is to guide the Parliament and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) on how they can work towards the implementation of SDGs particularly SDGs integration into National and Local (Regional and District) plans, policies and budgets.

The objectives are:

  1. To motivate all stakeholders who are working on Agenda 2030 to accelerate actions towards achieving the SDGs from a local, national, and global level.
  2. To help all stakeholders who are working around the SDGs implementation to learn more about and work with the opportunities that the SDGs offer in each development sector.
  3. To strengthen partnership amongst key stakeholders working on SDGs implementation.
  4. To increase SDGs awareness amongst stakeholders considering the remaining time on SDGs implementation (Decade of Action).
  5. To identify priorities for action and understand key implementation challenges.



Youth Climate Summit Panel Discussion

UN Youth Climate Summit

The UN Youth Climate Summit was a platform for young climate action leaders to showcase their solutions at the United Nations and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.

This historic event took place on Saturday, September 21st 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York prior to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, September 23.

The Youth Climate Action Summit brought youth climate champions together from more than 140 countries and territories to share their solutions on the global stage, and deliver a clear message to world leaders: we need to act now to address climate change. The event gave voice to the demands of young people for far swifter action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.