Press Release

United Nations and European Union in Rwanda with Government of Rwanda to jointly mark UN 75 Anniversary

23 September 2020

Joint Press Release – For Immediate Release

21 September 2020 | Kigali, Rwanda


The United Nations and European Union in Rwanda will on Monday, 21 September 2020 jointly mark the 75th anniversary of the UN under the theme; “The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Commitment to Multilateralism”.

The Rt. Hon. Edouard Ngirente will be the Guest of Honour. Activities to mark this day will include a high-level policy dialogue together with the Government of Rwanda and the launch of the Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF). Rwanda is among the 15 Countries globally, pioneering this important initiative on financing for development.

As the UN marks her 75th Anniversary globally and in Rwanda, we are proud of being a trusted partner in Rwanda’s remarkable development trajectory for the benefits of the people leaving no one, thanks to a strong leadership, a clear vision and conducive environment for a fruitful cooperation between the Government, the UN, other development partners, Civil society and communities. Building on what we have achieved together, with a stronger multilateralism and a renewed UN, we will do more and better to achieve the Sustainable development goals, for the people, the planet, peace and prosperity” said Fodé Ndiaye, UN Resident Coordinator.

No one is safe alone, no one is strong alone; we are stronger together. The COVID19 pandemic reminds us how interconnected we are and how crucial multilateral cooperation and a rules-based international order, with the United Nations at its core, are.” said Ambassador Nicola Bellomo, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda.

The European Union and the United Nations are the world’s leading proponents and defenders of a multilateral and rules-based global governance system. Together, the institutions respond to global and national crises, threats and challenges which cannot be addressed by individual nations alone, but require cooperation and coordination based on universal values and rules and the UN Charter. Today’s interconnected world and the global challenges such as the COVID-19 outbreak have underscored the necessity of global cooperation.

In Rwanda, the UN’s achievements would not be possible without support and funds from different partners, including the European Union and its member states. The UN and the EU have been at the forefront to implement the principle of Leaving No One behind, based on diversity and inclusion.

There are numerous examples of the impact of EU-UN partnership in Rwanda over recent years. Through a virtual exhibition, the UN and EU will celebrate these achievements and more in demonstrating solid commitment to the principle of multilateral cooperation.

Our cooperation has contributed to changes in policies and strategies, in building and strengthening resilient institutions including a strong data system with NISR, in deepening democratic and accountable governance, human rights and citizens’ engagement, in promoting sector development, innovations and regional integration, focusing on youth, gender and the private sector, in managing shocks and disasters.

The EU and the UN pledge their continued battle for a better world for all!




Contacts :


UN Resident Coordinator’s Office

Maureen Twahirwa

Communications Officer

Phone : +250 788301153





Press and Information Officer

Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda

Phone: +250 788-830866









United Nations and European Union in Rwanda with Government of Rwanda to jointly mark UN 75 Anniversary

Maureen Twahirwa

Maureen Twahirwa

Communication and Advocacy Officer

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