Vision  To be the leading partner in Namibia’s pursuit of its national development vision and goals consistent with internationally agreed standards and norms.

Rachel Odede

Resident Coordinator ad interim (a.i.)

Rachel Odede, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative to Namibia, is currently serving as the Resident Coordinator (RC) to Namibia ad interim (a.i.), following the former RC Kiki Gbeho’s appointment to serve as the Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation (UNAMID) in Darfur.  

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Government officials trained on gender responsive budgeting

and analysis

21 September, Windhoek: The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia Country Office and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) held a five-day training workshop on Gender Analysis and Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) at the Heja Lodge, outside Windhoek.
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Annual information meeting on the UNESCO’s

Communication and Information Programme to strengthen


20 September, Windhoek: The annual information meeting on the UNESCO’s Communication and Information Programme, hosted by UNESCO Windhoek Office and the National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM), took place on 20 September at the UN House. It convened actors in the field of media in Namibia to discuss the implementation of the Communication and Information Programme, stipulated in the 39 C/5 approved programme and budget 2018 - 2021.
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High School Youth simulate General Assembly to discuss the

SDGs & Global Citizenship

Thursday, 19 September 2018: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek in collaboration with MTN Namibia hosted a two-day simulation of the General Assembly for high school youth at the Safari Court Hotel from 19-20 September 2018. This was the 7th Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) Conference to be held with participants stemming from the Khomas, Erongo, Otjikoto and Hardap region. A total of 15 high schools in Namibia were represented at the conference.
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Namibia launches National Safe Schools Framework to

protect learners from violence

12 September, Windhoek: In order to ensure that no child is denied quality education because of violence, the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) in partnership with UNICEF launched the National Safe Schools Framework (NSSF), a policy document for the effective prevention and response to all forms of violence, self-harm and substance abuse in school.
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Namibian parliamentarians support the fight against TB

11 September, Windhoek: Namibia has one of the highest per capita burdens of Tuberculosis (TB) in the world. Although Namibia continues to register commendable progress in the fight against TB, alarmingly high numbers of cases continue to be reported in the country. In 2017, Namibia notified 8,854 patients with TB and of these, more than 800 were children under the age of 14 years. These numbers showed a decline of about 3% compared to the previous year.
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Stakeholders capacitated to build Namibia’s disaster


29 Oct. - 2 Nov., Windhoek: Stakeholders, including the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN), gained knowledge and understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience-building through Namibia’s DDR Country Level Workshop, held from 29 October – 2 November 2018.
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UN’s anniversary celebrated with local community

24 October 2018, Windhoek: The United Nations (UN) System in Namibia celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the UN, UN Day, with the local community at an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre, elderly person’s home, hospital, and a local university, under the theme ‘#UnitedwithUNNamibia’.
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Second Women’s Leadership Series sparks conversation

among UN Staff about challenges women face in the


19 October, Windhoek: United Nations (UN) Namibia female staff members this month took part in the Second Women’s leadership Series.
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City of Windhoek (CoW) Health and Hygiene Promotion Month

kicks off

18 October, Windhoek: The official commemoration of the City of Windhoek (CoW) Health and Hygiene Promotion Month kicked off on 18 October at Green Spot Sports Soccer Field under the same theme as Global Handwashing Day, “Clean hands a recipe for health!” CoW with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and other stakeholders use the month of October to intensify awareness on how to maintain good health and hygiene.
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Namibia commemorates Global Handwashing Day in Swakopmund

15 October, Swakopmund: Namibia commemorated Global Hand Washing Day on 15 October under the theme: Clean hands a recipe for health! The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) together with Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) hosted the event at the Mondesa Multipurpose Centre, Swakopmund, Erongo Region.
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Namibia commemorates Global Handwashing Day in Swakopmund

11 October, UNAM Neudamm Campus: The Office of the Dean: Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) at the University of Namibia (UNAM), hosted an award ceremony for best performing students of the Faculty.
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UN Migration Agency supports Government in identifying ways to

raise awareness of trafficking in persons (TiP)

October, Windhoek: As part of the Counter-Trafficking Project on Strengthening coordination to respond to trafficking in persons (TIP) and ensure justice and protection for all victims of trafficking (VoT) in Namibia, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) is supporting the Namibian Government in raising awareness of TiP to increase the reporting of potential TIP cases.
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UNESCO integrates ICTs in teaching and learning

1-4 October, Windhoek: The University of Namibia (UNAM) and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Windhoek Office organised a four-day training on Information and Communication technology (ICT) Integration in Windhoek from 1 - 4 October 2018.
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