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Message from the Resident

Coordinator

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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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:

Sustainable Development Goals

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#TimeisNow- UN Namibia promotes gender equality and

women’s empowerment

March, Namibia: Throughout the month of March and in support of Namibia’s efforts, UN Namibia dedicated time to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the global call that the #TimeisNow to address and end gender inequalities and disparities as well as to address challenges that leave women behind.
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Partnership framework between GRN and UN for 2019-2023

launched

Windhoek, 27 April 2018- The Director General of the National Planning Commission and Minister of Economic Planning, Hon. Obeth Kandjoze and the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator (RC) in Namibia, Kiki Gbeho jointly launched the UN Partnership Framework (UNPAF) 2019-2023 on Friday, 27 April at the UN House in Windhoek.
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Outgoing UN Resident Coordinator Gbeho leaves behind

legacy of partnership

Windhoek, 30 April 2018- Anita Kiki Gbeho, the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator (RC) in Namibia, will take up the position of Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation (UNAMID) in Darfur, starting in May 2018. UNAMID protects civilians, facilitates the delivery of humanitarian assistance, mediates between the Government of Sudan and non- signatory armed movements on the basis of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), and provides support to the mediation of community conflict.
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KAZA Excellency Tour Promotional Video Launched

23 April, Windhoek: The Minister of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Honourable Pohamba Shifeta, in partnership with the Botswana High Commissioner, the Zambian High Commissioner, the Ambassador of Zimbabwe and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative launched a promotional video of the KAZA Excellency Tour on Monday, 23 April 2018 at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre.
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Social protection systems evaluated at national workshop

16-17 April, Namibia: The Government of Republic of Namibia (GRN) and UNAIDS held the Namibian HIV and Social Protection Assessment National Consultative Workshop from 16-17 April. It was aimed at documenting HIV-sensitivity, barriers, and solutions to accessing existing social protection programmes. The workshop implemented a globally standardised tool to document HIV sensitivity within the social protection landscape in the country.
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Namibia considers National Health Fund to redress inequity

in health care

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Honorable Dr. Bernhard Haufiku, articulated the iniquities in access to health care, perpetrated by the current health financing structure in the country, and called for reforms of the Public Service Employment Medical Scheme (PSEMAS).
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UNESCO promotes protection and conservation of

biospheres

April, Lesotho: Almost 30 Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme representatives, from 10 African countries, attended a four-day African Biosphere Reserves (AfriMAB) Sub-Regional kick-off meeting in Maseru, Lesotho aimed at discussing MAB challenges and opportunities in the region. The meeting, marking the commencement of the project, directed the construction of measures to strengthen regional participation in MAB and momentum for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Namibians urged to live together in peace and harmony

to build a sustainable world

Windhoek, 16 May 2018 – The United Nations (UN) System in Namibia in collaboration with the Embassy of Algeria and the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) commemorated the first International Day for Living Together in Peace at the UN House in Windhoek. Together with the diplomatic corps, non- governmental organisations, civil society, community leaders and interfaith representatives, the day drew attention to:
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UNICEF delivers handwashing

facilities and soap to 22 schools

in Windhoek

Windhoek, 2018: UNICEF handed over a consignment of handwashing jerry-cans and liquid soap to 22 schools which are situated in and around areas most affected by the recent Hepatitis E outbreak in Windhoek.
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Commission on African Studies

Inaugurated

The University of Namibia (UNAM) in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) hosted the inaugural conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on African Studies conference last week from 17-18 May at the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM).
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UN Namibia supports National

Clean-up Campaign

Windhoek, 25 May: UN Namibia, led by the UN Country Team, joined the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN), the City of Windhoek (CoW), development partners, the private sector and the public for the first National Clean-up. This campaign is aimed at keeping Namibia healthy and clean and was launched on 25 May 2018 in Windhoek’s Goreangab informal settlement.
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Namibia exploring options to become self-reliant in Foot

and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine

17-18 May, Windhoek: The occurrence of animal diseases and their control poses significant challenges for Namibia’s State Veterinary Services and entails substantial socio-economic costs, especially in the context of poverty alleviation and development objectives. In particular, the occurrence of trade sensitive diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have had extensive socio-economic impacts which have attracted significant and costly control efforts with varying results.
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Training Manual on Trafficking in Persons for law

enforcement in development stages

17 May, Windhoek: Trafficking in Persons (TiP) is a global phenomenon, manifested throughout the SADC region, including in the Republic of Namibia and its neighbouring countries. The recent SADC Statistical Report, refers to 82 Victims of Trafficking (VOTs) who were identified in Namibia between 2010 and 2017. According to the report, 62% of the VOTs were Namibians, i.e. victims of domestic trafficking, and the other 38% were mostly from other SADC countries.
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Human Rights approach needed

to mainstream disability in

Namibia

Windhoek, 31 May 2018: Disability continues to be addressed with a charity approach rather than a Human Rights approach in Namibia, stakeholders concluded following the National Workshop on Disability which took place in Windhoek from 29-31 May.
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UNESCO commemorates World Press Freedom Day

Windhoek, 8 May: UNESCO Windhoek Office celebrated Word Press Freedom Day (WPFD) with the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN), the European Union (EU), academia and media professionals under the national theme “Sustainability of the Media in Namibia” on 8 May 2018 at Safari Court Hotel.
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