50 years of Working Experience: UNA Tanzania has been operating in the civil society community for about 5 decades. Our exceptional history and experience stretches back from 1964, with our most productive tenure from 1996.
- Establishment of Commission of Human Rights and Good Governance: UNA Tanzania led a team of 10 NGOs to collate public opinion, participate in developing legislation and lobby parliament, for the establishment of a Commission Human Rights and Good Governance in Tanzania. The institution has now been in operation since 2001. UNA Tanzania is recognized for this endeavor and sends representation in the commissioner’s selection.
- 2001 Media Policy Development: UNA Tanzania led a team of NGOs, in collaboration with Article 91, to conduct consultations towards the development of the Tanzania Media Policy of 2001. The conviction behind the exercise was to work towards enhancing the functioning of a free, independent and responsible media in Tanzania.
- Spear-heading CSO MDGs campaign in Tanzania: since early 2000’s UNA Tanzania has been playing a leading role on campaigning for MDGs awareness, implementation and stakeholders’ engagement. The organization has worked in over 10 regions in the country, and has partnered with the UNAs of Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Sweden in the process.
- MKUKUTA II Consultations in 2010: UNA Tanzania participated in the CSO consultations towards the development of the second National Strategy for Growth and Poverty Reduction (NSGPR) or MKUKUTA II. UNA Tanzania led consultations in the Lake Zone region and was part of the technical committee submitting the CSOs position to the review and drafting process during the 2010 National Policy Dialogue.
- International Engagement: UNA Tanzania has not only been actively engaging in National processes but also at International level. We are participating at various UN processes including General Assembly, Conference of Parties (COP), the ICPD Beyond 2014 and the Post 2015 agenda consultations.
- YUNA Tanzania, National MUN, EARMUN and ARMUN: an important part of the UNA Tanzania history is the establishment of our youth wing in 1996, which went on to seek registration in 2005. Through the youth wing, more than 12 National Model United Nations (MUN) have been conducted. In 2006, in collaboration with the UNAs of Kenya and Uganda, and the UNA Youth of Kenya, we organized the first Eastern Africa Regional MUN (EARMUN) and ever since, 4 events have been held. This was a result of an Africa-wide MUN (ARMUN) that was conducted in South Africa, in collaboration with the UNA of South Africa and their Stellenbosch University Chapter.
- Coordinated Observance of 50th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.