Vision  To be the leading partner in Namibia’s pursuit of its national development vision and goals consistent with internationally agreed standards and norms.

Rachel Odede

Resident Coordinator ad interim (a.i.)

Rachel Odede, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative to Namibia, is currently serving as the Resident Coordinator (RC) to Namibia ad interim (a.i.), following the former RC Kiki Gbeho’s appointment to serve as the Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation (UNAMID) in Darfur.  

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Stakeholders capacitated to build Namibia’s disaster


29 Oct. - 2 Nov., Windhoek: Stakeholders, including the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN), gained knowledge and understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience-building through Namibia’s DDR Country Level Workshop, held from 29 October – 2 November 2018.
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UN’s anniversary celebrated with local community

24 October 2018, Windhoek: The United Nations (UN) System in Namibia celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the UN, UN Day, with the local community at an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre, elderly person’s home, hospital, and a local university, under the theme ‘#UnitedwithUNNamibia’.
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Eenhana youth trained on gender equality and female

representation in politics

23 November, Eenhana: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia monitored a workshop organized by the Women’s Action for Development (WAD) and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) on 23 November 2018 in Eenhana, Ohangwena Region.
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National AIDS Executive Committee takes stock of HIV

epidemic and response at 2nd Meeting of 2018

22 November, Windhoek: On 22 November 2018, the National AIDS Executive Committee (NAEC) held its second meeting of the year with support from UNAIDS.
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Food Bank Programme goes digital with SCOPE

21 November, Windhoek: The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare (MPESW) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) launched the Food Bank SCOPE Pilot Project, the first of its kind around the globe, at the Katutura Youth Complex in Windhoek on 21 November 2018.
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Stakeholders to support Tsumkwe Development

21 November, Windhoek: A stakeholder meeting hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation (MHETI) took place on 21 November 2018 at the UN House.
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National Committee on Migration Management introduced in


21 November, Swakopmund: The UN Migration Agency (IOM) held a three-day National Migration Workshop from 19- 21 November in Swakopmund, Namibia. The workshop was held in partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.
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Business leaders engaged to support children’s rights

20 November, Windhoek: On the 29th celebration of the World Children’s Day – the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) – UNICEF engaged high-profile business leaders in Namibia to “go blue for children” by creating a Business Council, whose aim is to promote the delivery of results for children and advance the rights of every Namibian child.
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Exhibition encourages youth to #StandUp4HumanRights

20 November, Windhoek: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek launched the #StandUp4HumanRights Photo Exhibition in collaboration with the Human Rights Documentation Centre of the University of Namibia (UNAM) on 20 November 2018.
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UNAIDS Regional Director visits Namibia

9 November, Namibia: From November 6-9, 2018, UNAIDS Regional Director of Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr. Catherine Sozi, visited Namibia alongside the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Health Ministerial Meeting. During the visit, she met with the Speaker of Parliament, Honourable Professor Peter Katjavivi; Minister of Health and Social Services, Hon. Dr. Bernard Haufiku; the First Lady of Namibia (FLON), H.E. Monica Geingos; the Mayor of Windhoek, Cllr. Muesee Kazapua; the UN Country Team; and representatives of civil society organizations working in the HIV sector.
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NAM hosts 1st regional World Food Day commemoration

30 October, Kavango West: The UN System in Namibia, under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Namibia and the World Food Programme (WFP), supported the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) to host the first regional World Food Day (WFD) commemoration on 30 October 2018 in Bunya Village, Kapako Constituency in Kavango West Region.
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Namibia launches study on prevalence of and interventions

for suicide

25 October, Windhoek: Self-directed violence is a serious social, economic and public health concern with devastating impact on individuals, families and communities, said the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), Ben Nangombe at the launch of a National Study on the Prevalence and Interventions Related to Suicide.
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Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in

SDG Implementation - Call for Submissions

Three years into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable

development goals (SDGs), many Governments, UN entities, international and

regional organizations, Major Groups and other Stakeholders, are planning or

have initiated evidence-based stock-taking of progress.

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UN Namibia ‘Delivered as One’ in 2018 for sustainable


End of year message by the UN Resident Coordinator a.i., Rachel Odede

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Development of Third National Youth Policy

UNFPA is pleased to have supported the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services to develop the Third National Youth Policy. As a strategic document, the policy offers priorities to effectively, efficiently and sustainably realize youth development that is relevant to the Namibian context and will ensure that young women and men realize their full potential to contribute to national development. To ensure that the policy is inclusive, a national consultative meeting was held in December to consolidate ideas collected during the regional consultations and come up with the final recommendations to be included in the final document. The national consultation was attended by 200 young people from across the country, including major critical players and stakeholders from civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, youth-led organizations, and high-level government officials including the First Lady of Namibia, Madame Monica Geingos.

International Volunteers Day

5 December, Windhoek: UN Volunteers (UNVs) are building resilient communities in Namibia! For International #Volunteers Day, UNVs shared their experiences with one another and with the UNDP Namibia Resident Representative a.i., Izumi Morota-Alakija. They recommitted to ensuring that no one is left behind in Namibia NA, in line with national and international development agendas.

World AIDS Day 2018

Namibia: UN Namibia joined Namibia and the global community in celebrating World AIDS Day, commemorated annually on 1 December. This included supporting the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the national event held in Okongo, under the leadership of Dr Bernard Haufiku, the Minister of Health and Social Services and the City of Windhoek for the capital city’s event, under the leadership of the Mayor, Cllr. Muesee Kazapua. UN Namibia also hosted an internal event for Staff Members. The themes, “Know Your Status” and “Empowering Girls and Young Women Against HIV and Teenage Pregnancy” were well-shared with target audiences across the country, and all three events raised awareness of the importance of testing and knowledge in the fight to end HIV/AIDS.

End of Year Safety Briefing

30 November, Windhoek: The United Nations Office of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund, reminded UN Staff Members of the importance of staying safe during the holiday season, including on the roads. This included a demonstration of how to check the wear on tyres.