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Message from the Resident


Kiki Gbeho, UN Resident Coordinator

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the United Nations (UN) System in Namibia website. These are exciting yet challenging times at the United Nations and I hope our portal creates an opportunity for our valued visitors around the world to learn more about UN operations, strategies, services, sustainability initiatives, and values. This website is part of the United Nation Country Team (UNCT) in Namibia’s commitment to transparency and open communications with all our stakeholders as well as to the wider public interested in our work  

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Upcoming Events:

8 June - World Oceans Day   12 June - World Day Against Child Labour 13 June - Int’l Albinism Awareness Day 14 June - World Blood Donor Day  15 June - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  16 June - Int’l Day of Family Remittances  17 June - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought   

UN System, MoEAC and ADS promote reading culture

In commemoration of World Book and Copyright Day, the United Nations System in Namibia, under the leadership of UNESCO and UNIC Windhoek, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture (MoEAC) and the Association of Diplomatic Spouses (ADS), jointly donated reading books to 160 learners at Havana Primary School on Friday, 21 April 2017. On the World Book and Copyright Day, the global community joins UNESCO in paying tribute to books and authors, encouraging every-one, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.
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NAMBTS nurses receive SDGs lanyards and brochures

on International Nurses Day

UN Namibia: The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) commemorated International Nurses’ Day on 12 May 2017 under the theme “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The NAMBTS nurses received certificates of appreciation for their dedication to saving lives and striving to achieve Goal 3 of the SDGs, namely “Good Health and Well-being”.
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UN Namibia pledges to #slowdown to promote road


UN Namibia: In light of the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW), the UN System in Namibia joined the private sector in Windhoek to rally support for the “Save Lives: #SlowDown” campaign. The Fourth UNGRSW started on 8 May and will run until 14 May 2017. It seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action to address this major risk for road traffic death and injury. As part of an interactive street exhibition, the UN System set up a stand at the event alongside other stakeholders. UN Staff members as well as members of the public made pledges to #slowdown.
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The UN, ‘Delivering as One’ in

Namibia uses its expertise to

champion and support

interventions aimed at addressing

economic and social inequalities

thus contributing to prosperity,

dignity, peace and full realization

of human rights. More:

What is happening this week?

World Day Against Child Labour 2017: Namibia

Interview with Hopolang Phororo, ILO Director for Zimbabwe and


Ms Hopolang Phororo, ILO Director for Zimbabwe and Namibia

What is child labour?

The term “child labour” is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.
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The First Lady of Namibia at the 70th World Health


UNAIDS Namibia: The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Mr. Michel Sidibé, invited the First Lady of Namibia, Madame Monica Geingos, to attend the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland in her capacity as UNAIDS Special Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls, during his recent mission to Namibia in April. On 23 May the First Lady took part in a special Town Hall for UNAIDS staff and young people where she spoke about her work as UNAIDS Special Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls and her own #BeFree campaign modelled on the Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free initiative. The First Lady also spoke about what motivates her and the challenges of reaching young people and their parents with positive messages about their health and wellbeing.
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UNESCO holds Regional Media and Information

Literacy Training of Trainers

UNESCO Windhoek Office: The UNESCO Windhoek Office alongside the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture held the first of many regional Media and Information Literacy Training of Trainers Workshops for the year 2017, which took place in Mariental, Hardap Region from 22 to 24 May. Participants were also from the Karas, Khomas and Omaheke Region as well.
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UNDP supports TB Prevalence Survey

UNDP Namibia: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia, has supported the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), in partnership with the Global Fund; to recruit and induct more than sixty health professionals and support staff, for the first ever Tuberculosis (TB) Disease Prevalence Survey Project (DPS) in Namibia.
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Namibia validates Labour Migration Policy

Windhoek Namibia – May 18, 2017 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Namibia’s Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation (MLIREC) validated Namibia’s draft labour migration policy on 18 May 2017 during a validation workshop in the capital Windhoek. The workshop was attended by more than 90 participants from key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, as well as by representatives of the wider UN family in Namibia.
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Peer-Learning on inclusive cities in Southern Africa

held in Swakopmund

UNESCO Windhoek Office: UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa in collaboration with UNESCO Windhoek Office, the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UNESCO Chair for Intermediary Cities and African Local Government Academy (ALGA) conducted a three-day training on Localising SDG 11 and Inclusive Urban Planning for city authorities in Southern Africa. The peer-learning event took place in Swakopmund from 17 to 19 May 2017.
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UNFPA wins two Webbys!

The United Nations Population Fund has won the Webby Award and the Webby People's Voice Award in the category of Best Use of Photography for the web feature on child marriage, "16 Girls, 16 Stories of Resistance". The Webby Award was bestowed by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, while the Webby People’s Voice Award was decided through an online vote.
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Strengthening the role of the private sector in

supporting the School Feeding Programme

WFP: The School feeding programme in Namibia has contributed to the achievement of key educational objectives, including increased enrolment and improved attendance and concentration in class, by relieving short-term hunger. Learners in over 1,400 schools receive a nutritious mid-morning maize blend.
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We are Mobile: UNIC Windhoek receives vehicle from


Windhoek, 22 May 2017: In the spirit of ‘Delivering as One’ as the UN System in Namibia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Namibia donated a Toyota Corolla to the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek. The vehicle was received by UNIC Windhoek staff on Monday, 22 May 2017 at a handover ceremony held at the United Nations House in Windhoek.
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WHO, MoHSS conclude workshop on Suicide


WHO Namibia: In an effort to promote the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive multi-sectoral national suicide prevention strategies, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) with support from WHO, hosted a two-day (10-11 May) regional training workshop on Suicide Prevention in Windhoek, Namibia.
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President Geingob launches revised Code of Ethics


UNESCO Windhoek Office: More than one hundred invited guests from the media, civil-society organisations, government, diplomatic corps, universities and the United Nations (UN) System in Namibia convened in Windhoek to commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) on 10 May 2017.
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