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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

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Gbeho appointed as Deputy Joint Special Representative for

UNAMID

6 March 2018: United Nations Secretary-General and African Union Commission Chair Appoint Anita Kokui Gbeho of Ghana as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations hybrid Operation in Darfur
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UNESCO signs a MoU with CRAN

Windhoek, 19 March 2018: UNESCO and the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a close collaboration between the two organizations within the scope of their mandates.
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SCORE Project supports smallholder farmers in Northern

Namibia

 At 65, Naemi Natanael is a communal smallholder farmer living in the Onangama village in the Ohangwena region. Highly dependent on her 3.5 hectares of land for her livelihood, Natanael was one of the first respondents within her community to a call for training to use new cultivation technologies and make use of climate-smart agricultural methods in order to improve productivity and provide for her family of 12.
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FAO courtesy visit to GRN’s Agricultural Research Stations

March, Tsumeb: While attending Namibia’s 28th Independence Celebration in Tsumeb, the FAO Representative (FAOR) to Namibia, Farayi Zimudzi took advantage of the opportunity and paid courtesy visits to Omatjene Research Station and Mannheim Research Station.
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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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GRN / UNFPA and UNICEF CPD Validation Meeting

 19 March, Windhoek: The Government of Namibia (GRN) / United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) country programmes as aligned to National Development Plan 4 (NDP4) and United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPAF) 2014- 2018 are in their final year.
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Stakeholders discuss achieving gender equality

 19 March, Windhoek: The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) in collaboration with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and UN Namibia, under the leadership of the Gender Theme Group, held a round table discussion in light of International Women’s Day.
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Men encouraged to be agents of change in fight against

HIV/AIDS

12 March, Windhoek: The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), UNAIDS, and the City of Windhoek held a National Consultation on Male Engagement on HIV and SRH. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss how men can actively be involved in the elimination of AIDS and have better access to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services as clients, partners and agents of change, especially within the five main localities of Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Katima Mulilo and Gobabis.
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Kangaroo Mother Care - A unique way to give premature

babies a better start in life

1 March, Oshana Region - In the maternity ward of Oshakati referral hospital in the Oshana Region, 24 year old Matundu Iumue places her tiny baby (who has not been named yet) to her bare chest. Sister Miriam Matheus then ties a wrapper tightly around Matundu to hold the baby firmly into a pouch position and takes the new mother through the steps of Kangaroo Mother Care to support and hasten the growth of her prematurely born baby.
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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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MOHSS and UNDP honours TB survey field operators

In 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Namibia, in partnership with the Global Fund, issued its support for the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) for the first ever Tuberculosis (TB) Disease Prevalence Survey Project (DPS) in the country. Over 60 health professionals and support staff were recruited and inducted for the project.
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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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