UNDP-Tanzania Talks Focus on MDGs

The United Nations Development Program Administrator Helen Clark hailed Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete for making progress toward meeting some of the Millennium Development Goals, specifically by improving primary school enrollment and education for girls, the U.N. News Center reports.

In her four-day visit to the African nation, the UNDP chief also visited the National Electoral Commission, looked at the voter registration facilities and met with first-time voters who will cast their ballots this October. She also talked with Tanzanian Finance Minister Mustafa Mkulo about MDG targets on HIV/AIDS as well as the Delivering as One initiative.

Clark also met with President Amani Abeid Karume upon visiting Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, where she also visited the Jozani-Chwaka Bay Conservation Area.

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