Welcome to our first newsletter in 2022. We have lined up several exciting stories for you such as our progress on the elaboration of the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework to guide UN support to Zambia from 2023-2027. We also shine a spotlight on the recently held National Youth Indaba, graced by the Republican President Mr Hakainde Hichilema, organised by the Government with support from the United Nations as part of efforts to develop a national youth engagement strategy.
Another highlight in this issue is the 2021 World Children’s Day celebrations which brought together the Heads of State of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and children from these four countries. Other stories include the Holocaust Remembrance Day, farmer support through purchase of commodities, and the fight against Gender Based Violence.
Along the way, you will also find stories on UN support to ensuring improved maternal and newborn health outcomes through midwifery training as well as support to Comprehensive Sexuality Education.
Related to gender equality and the empowerment of women, you will read about UN support to the customary land titling programme that is helping more women and youth own land. On the same theme, we feature a woman who has defied all odds and fought gender stereotypes by taking on a job that is seen as a preserve of men. Closely linked is a story of a former Gender Based Violence survivor who is making ends meet after engaging in a poultry business with UN support.
I have no doubt that you will find all the articles informative. We value your feedback so please let us know. Thank you for your continued interest in following our support to the Government and people of Zambia.