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What is happening this week?

WFP Reassures its Commitment to End Hunger in Namibia

The World Food Programme (WFP) in Namibia is launching its five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP), which will guide the country office’s activities from 2017-2022. Its central focus will be supporting the Government of Namibia efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 especially through the vehicle of SDG 17, which promotes partnerships as a mechanism for progress in implementing the SDGs.
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#TourismTuesday: Tourism industry contributes to

development agendas

July 2017, Windhoek: The tourism industry, one of the largest contributors to Namibia’s GDP, has the potential to help achieve sustainable development in line with national, regional and international development plans.
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UN Namibia warns public about scammers

7 July 2017, Windhoek: The United Nations (UN) System in Namibia (UN Namibia) would like to warn the Namibian public to beware of scams implying association with UN Namibia and its agencies and/or its programmes. Recently, UN Namibia’s name was implicated in several identity fraud cases in Windhoek with fraudsters pretending to be representatives of UN agencies, namely the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Scams request detailed information and/or money from individuals, businesses or non- profit organizations with the promise that the victims will receive funds or other benefits in return. Others ask for registration fees for conferences allegedly sponsored by UN agencies and for hotel reservations, again with the promise of certain benefits. Another type of scam proposes employment opportunities with UN agencies. These scams sometimes carry the UN logo, or logos of agencies of the UN System, and originate from or refer to e-mail addresses made to look like an agency or UN address.
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World Day Against Child Labour 2017: Namibia

Interview with Hopolang Phororo, ILO Director for Zimbabwe and Namibia

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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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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WHO declares an end to the Ebola outbreak in the

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Brazzaville/Kinshasa, 2 July 2017 – Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of themost recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Theannouncement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease for the second time. Enhanced surveillance in the country will continue, as well as strengthening of preparedness and readiness for Ebola outbreaks. "With the end of this epidemic, DRC has once again proved to the world that we can control the very deadly Ebola virus if we respond early in a coordinated and efficient way,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.
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Sustainable Development Goals

UN presents SDGs at Fourth Rural Women’s Parliament

The United Nations in Namibia (UN Namibia) took part in the fourth session of the Rural Women’s Parliament with Men as Partners by presenting an overview of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how these goals are designed to improve the lives of all citizens.
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Namibia commemorates Day of the African Child

Namibia joined the rest of the African continent in commemorating Day of the African Child on 16 June. National commemorations were held in Tsumeb, where children celebrated the day through a variety of traditional songs and dance. The Day of the African Child has been celebrated throughout Africa on 16 June each year since 1991. It is a day to honour and pay tribute to the students who were killed in Soweto, South Africa, in 1976 for protesting against injustice and inequality under the apartheid regime.
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WHO celebrates World Blood Donor Day

The WHO in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and the Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) on 14 June commemorated the World Blood Donor Day. The event, which serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood, saw blood recipients giving testimonies and donors being honored with certificates.
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Learners shine at 6th annual MUNNAM High School

Conference

Seventy-five learners from across Namibia represented various countries as delegates throughout the 6th annual Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) High School Conference, held from 7-8 June 2017. Through experiencing real-life, problem solving approaches as applied at international conferences, the delegates were tasked with finding agreeable solutions to the two topics, “Harnessing the Green Economy to Eradicate Poverty” and “Improving Coordination in Humanitarian Reponses to Natural Disasters and other Emergencies.”
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UNAIDS participates in Adventure Into Citizenship

Programme

“Serving Humanity” #BeFree

The UNAIDS Country Representative to Namibia, Dr. Tharcisse Barihuta attended the Rotary Club Windhoek’s Adventure Into Citizenship programme on 15 June along with learners from several secondary schools around Windhoek. After learning about the cycle of HIV transmission through Dr. Barihuta’s Youth as Agents of Change in Health System presentation, students volunteered to be ambassadors of the #BeFree campaign for their respective schools.
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NPC and UN Namibia host 2017 Development Partners’

Forum

19 July 2017, Windhoek:

The National Planning Commission (NPC) in partnership with the United Nations (UN) System in Namibia hosted the 2017 Development Partners’ Forum (DPF) to brief development partners (DPs) on the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) Implementation Plan. The event, which took place at the UN House in Namibia, was attended by over 70 people representing the Bilateral and Multilateral Institutions, the Private Sector, Academia and Research Institutions as well as Civil Society Organizations. Under the theme ‘Partnering Towards Namibia’s Prosperity’ the Forum aimed to provide an opportunity for the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) to brief DPs on the NDP5 Implementation Plan, to solicit feedback from DPs on possible areas of support as well as to agree on the sectoral coordination structure moving forward.
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