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    9 September, 2009
World must act now against climate change – President Guebuza
 

President Armando Guebuza on 4 September urged the world to act now against climate changes before it is too late. Speaking in his capacity as the chairperson of the III World Conference on Climate taking place in Geneva, President Guebuza said that the fact that climate change is an obstacle to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) strengthens the need for immediate global action.
 
The President expressed full support for the creation of a Global Framework for Climate Services, which is the main objective of the conference, and reiterated the call for development partners to strengthen their international commitment.

'We must act now, because the damage will be enormous if we do not act today', said President Guebuza, stressing that it is a human, political and historic responsibility. He raised great concern about the thawing of the Arctic icecap, rising sea levels, and the worsening risk of unprecedented natural disasters.

President Guebuza noted that climate changes are a global phenomenon that affects everyone, and recalled the story of Rosita who was born in a tree in Gaza province during the floods that hit Mozambique in 2000. He also told the audience about Maria Jose, a young woman who gave birth to low weight triplets in the western Tete province during the 2007/2008 floods.

These floods touched the world and revealed the country's weakness in the management of disasters. This led the government to start designing prevention and mitigation strategies, transforming challenges into development opportunities.

People who lived in areas prone to floods are now living in higher ground with improved houses. The low lying areas are now used for agriculture, contributing to improved food security as part of the government’s strategy known as the Green Revolution.

To mitigate the impact of the climate changes in Mozambique the country embarked on a number of actions including tree planting in schools, the allocation financial resources to the districts for food production and job creation, and environmental education programmes.

President Guebuza warned that the search for water, fertile land and other resources due to the impact of climate change in the world might spark conflicts between nations.

United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki-moon, who is also taking part in the conference spoke along the same lines, urging all world leaders to take urgent measures to save humankind from climate disasters.

 
 
  2 December, 2019  
 
AIDS related deaths fell 20 percent over five years
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 1 December in the northern city of Nampula that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

 
  18 November, 2019  
 
President addresses Catholic Bishops
 
President Filipe Nyusi on 16 November challenged the Catholic Church to continue its commitment to achieving the social well-being of Mozambicans and indicated that dialogue should be one of the paths chosen.

 
  17 November, 2019  
 
New water system for Gorongosa inaugurated
 
More than 30,000 people will benefit from clean drinking water in Gorongosa town, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, thanks to a new water supply system that President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on 15 November.

 


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