Established and in operation since 1992, UNIC Windhoek was officially opened on 15 April 1996 by the Honourable Minister of Basic Education and Culture. This office is one of the branch offices of the United Nations Department of Public Information.UNIC Windhoek forms part of the network of 63 United Nations Information Centres globally. The Centre is key to the Organization’s objective in reaching people worldwide and to share the United Nations story in their language of preference. The Centre, works in coordination with the UN system, involves media and educational institutions, engages in partnerships with governments, local civil society organizations and the private sector. It is further tasked to maintain libraries and electronic information resources.UNIC is responsible for promoting greater public understanding of and support for the aims and activities of the UN. This is done primarily by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to the Namibian people, especially in remote areas. The Centre is the principal source of information on the UN system in Namibia.