Vision To be the leading partner in Namibia’s pursuit of its national development vision and goals consistent with internationally agreed standards and norms.
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.
15 Oct. - Int’l Day of Rural Women16 Oct. - World Food Day17 Oct. - Int’l Day for the Eradication of Poverty24 Oct. - United Nations Day24 Oct. - World Development Information Day27 Oct. - World Day for Audiovisual Heritage31 Oct. - World Cities Day
ILO country programme to “ensure a future of social justice in
the world of work for all Namibians”
Windhoek, 7 August: The Government of the Republic of Namibia, the country’s workers’ and employers’ organizations and the ILO have signed a new Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for the period 2018-2023. The DWCP, which replaces an earlier one, covers various areas that will require intervention, including child labour, social protection, industrial relations, employment, domestic work, the informal economy, occupational safety and health, support to key populations and gender equality.
UNIC introduces storybook about Frieda and the Sustainable
30 August, Windhoek: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek launched its children’s storybook, Frieda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN Library in Klein Windhoek on Thursday, 30 August 2018.
#BeFree Youth Dialogue during the 38th SADC Summit
17 August, Windhoek: Leaders and role models from across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) engaged with the youth as part of the #BeFree SADC Youth Dialogue held at Vibe Club in Windhoek on 17 August 2018.
10 August, Windhoek: The Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, Dr Saara Kuungongelwa-Amadhila, launched the National Strategy on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on 10 August 2018 in Windhoek. The Strategy aims to reduce the preventable and avoidable burden of morbidity, mortality and disability due to NCDs in the country.
Health ministry, UNFPA launch The Condomize Campaign
8 August, Windhoek: The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners recently launched The Condomize Campaign in Namibia.
UNICEF’s Tate Kapolo retires after 28 years of service
8 August 2018, Windhoek: UNICEF Namibia Country Office this month bade farewell to Senior Driver, Tate Abisai Kapolo, who is going into retirement after 28 years of dedicated service.
Windows of Hope to aid in HIV prevention among adolescents
8 August, Windhoek: An Inauguration Ceremony of the Windows of Hope Club Programme was held at the Dagbreek School on 8 August 2018. The school, which is for learners who are intellectually impaired, is offering a new and unique after-school programme aimed at engaging and educating adolescents about the prevention of HIV.
Government officials trained on gender responsive budgeting
21 September, Windhoek: The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia Country Office and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) held a five-day training workshop on Gender Analysis and Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) at the Heja Lodge, outside Windhoek.
Annual information meeting on the UNESCO’s
Communication and Information Programme to strengthen
20 September, Windhoek: The annual information meeting on the UNESCO’s Communication and Information Programme, hosted by UNESCO Windhoek Office and the National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM), took place on 20 September at the UN House. It convened actors in the field of media in Namibia to discuss the implementation of the Communication and Information Programme, stipulated in the 39 C/5 approved programme and budget 2018 - 2021.
High School Youth simulate General Assembly to discuss the
SDGs & Global Citizenship
Thursday, 19 September 2018: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek in collaboration with MTN Namibia hosted a two-day simulation of the General Assembly for high school youth at the Safari Court Hotel from 19-20 September 2018. This was the 7th Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) Conference to be held with participants stemming from the Khomas, Erongo, Otjikoto and Hardap region. A total of 15 high schools in Namibia were represented at the conference.
Namibia launches National Safe Schools Framework to
protect learners from violence
12 September, Windhoek: In order to ensure that no child is denied quality education because of violence, the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) in partnership with UNICEF launched the National Safe Schools Framework (NSSF), a policy document for the effective prevention and response to all forms of violence, self-harm and substance abuse in school.
Namibian parliamentarians support the fight against TB
11 September, Windhoek: Namibia has one of the highest per capita burdens of Tuberculosis (TB) in the world. Although Namibia continues to register commendable progress in the fight against TB, alarmingly high numbers of cases continue to be reported in the country. In 2017, Namibia notified 8,854 patients with TB and of these, more than 800 were children under the age of 14 years. These numbers showed a decline of about 3% compared to the previous year.
UNFPA Namibia’s new Country
5 September, New York: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Namibia’s new Country Programme (CP) for 2019 to 2023 was approved by the Executive Board on 5 September 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The new programme is informed by Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) and Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5).