TA N Z A N I A A N D U N E S C O
UNESCO NATIONAL COMMISSION OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
I am profoundly honoured and exceedingly humbled to have the opportunity to welcome you all
to the 15
edition of Tanzania-UNESCOMagazine. This is an annual publication that provides highlights
on the activities that UNESCO National Commission in collaboration with other key stakeholders has
done in the period under the review. The Magazine therefore provides an opportunity for UNESCO stake-
holders and other development partners in the country to receive informative and feedback report on
the extent to which UNESCO National Commission has been performing in a twelve-month period.
The year 2017 was marked by UNESCO 39
General conference which took place in UNESCO
Headquarters in Paris in which Tanzania was well represented in all five key areas of competencies of
UNESCO. The General conference was a platform for Tanzania in collaboration with other member
states to sharpen UNESCO’s role and enhance its impact and delivery capacity. It is in this spirit that I
sincerely thank all those who contributed in one way or another to the participation of the country in
that conference. It is my hope that inputs made from Tanzania at the conference will contribute towards
improving the way in which the organization’s activities affect the member states.
Tanzania has been benefitting from UNESCO Programs and activities through the support of key
stakeholders and development partners who are spearheading promotion of UNESCO activities in
Tanzania. I strongly believe that it is through this support and collaboration that the National Commission
was able to effectively execute its duties. On that ground, I would like to thank all our stakeholders for
taking part in ensuring that Tanzania benefits from UNESCO’s activities.
I would also wish to extend my appreciation to governmental and non-governmental organizations
and individuals who represented Tanzania in different meetings, seminars, workshops and forums that
were held at various levels both locally and internationally. It is my hope that you will all be of helping
hand in continuing to support the National Commission in executing and disseminating UNESCO
programs and activities in Tanzania. In similar manner I also thank the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Population
Fund (UNFPA) and other international agencies for their participation in the planning and execution
of activities in line with UNESCO’s areas of competencies.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge the support and collaboration that UNESCONational Commission
received from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Ministry of Education
Science and Technology. It was through the Ministry that we were able to undertake and coordinate
different activities that are in line with UNESCO’s areas of competencies. On behalf of the whole team of
UNESCO National Commission I would like to assure the government that the National Commission
for UNESCOwill continue to work with different stakeholders in promoting UNESCO ideals in the country
and in safeguarding public interest at UNESCO.
Dr. Moshi M. Kimizi
Executive Secretary (a.i.)
UNESCO National Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania