FOREWORD FROM THE RESIDENT COORDINATOR
I welcome you to the UN Zambia Newsletter covering the period July –
In this issue you will read about UN Zambia support to Zambia’s electoral
process, including the 12 August general election, our COVID-19 response
and work around resilience to climate change shocks. Another major
event is the commemoration of 60 years since the death of second
UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld who died in Ndola while on a
peace mission involving Republic of the Congo, now DRC. I am happy to
note that the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary
General and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission
in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Ms Bintou Keita
participated in the observance held in Ndola. Other stories in this issue
show our work on Social Cash Transfers, nutrition and the decent work
In the context of the 12 August elections, the UN in Zambia provided
support to various institutions of democracy through its Democracy
Strengthening Zambia (DSZ) Project. We will continue to support
the government to strengthen democracy through post-election
interventions. Other support included on the Coalition for Peaceful
Elections in Zambia, Early Warning System and the iVerify platform to
counter misinformation and hate speech.
As the UN we wish to commend the Government of the Republic of
Zambia for playing a sustained role in promoting peace in Africa at large.
We note that Zambia has continued to lead by example in the SADC region
and globally as a beacon of peace.
Thank you and happy reading.
Dr. Coumba Mar Gadio