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

Message from the Resident


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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18 December - International Migrants Day 18 December - Arabic Language Day 20 December - International Human Solidarity Day 27 January - International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

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Sustainable Development Goals

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) welcome visitors to

UN Namibia house

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are central to the work of the United Nations (UN). In Namibia, the SDGs are weaved into the country’s current national development plan, NDP5, demonstrating the national government’s unwavering commitment to work towards the greatest development agenda of our time.
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#WorldChildrensDay - #KidsTakeOver

On 20 November UNICEF Namibia joined in the global World Children’s Day commemoration, under the theme “#KidsTakeOver”. The day aimed to empower and give children the chance to speak directly to adults and raise their voices in solidarity with the worlds most disadvantaged and hardest to reach children.
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Bold, bright orange tones were the order of the day on Friday, 24 November when UN staff helped #OrangetheWorld and took personal action towards building a non-violent society. Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN Namibia family dressed in different hues of orange to mark the day and draw attention to the need to end violence across the globe.
The World Health Organization (WHO) supported the recent review and costing meeting for the National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) that was held in Walvis Bay on 31 October to 2 November 2017. The purpose of this meeting was to review, finalize and deliberate of costing of the proposed activities for this plan. Mr Petrus Mhata, WHO Namibia Surveillance Officer, reiterated the importance of building the countries core capacities in line with International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 and stated that the envisaged implementation plan is not only confined to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), alone, but a collective plan of the country as a whole.

WHO Namibia supports the development of a National

Action Plan on Health Security

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Cinema and Migration is a magical bond that began over a century ago when filmmakers, many of whom were immigrants themselves, began making movies about a world on the move. Their films brought the dramatic, poignant and comic stories of migrants to diverse audiences, through a language of images and emotions that were meaningful to every culture. The Global Migration Film Festival was launched by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in this spirit. The festival features new films that capture the promise and challenges of migration for those who leave their homes in search of a better life including the unique contributions migrants make to their new communities and their home countries.

Film festival raises awareness of migration issues

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Windhoek – Together with the world, Namibia commemorated World AIDS Day 2017 on December 1, 2017. This year’s main event took place in Katima Mulilo, with the theme “Right to Health” focusing on strengthening cross border collaboration with its neighbouring countries Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Namibia commemorates World AIDS Day

throughout the country

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered with the National Planning Commission (NPC) to co-facilitate the National Human Development Report (NHDR) Workshop. The workshop took place between 27-28 November 2017 and was led by UNDP Senior Economist Alka Bhatia and New York based Human Development Report Officer Jon Hall.

UNDP hosts National Human Development Report


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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Namibia a technical partner to the Ministry of Education Arts, and Culture (MoEAC) held a National Stakeholders Workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the Namibia School Feeding Programme (NSFP). The aim of the workshop was to review and validate the draft PPP strategy for school feeding as well as to discuss and gain consensus on the different roles the private and public sectors can play to foster a stronger partnership on school feeding.

Stakeholders join forces to eliminate hunger in


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Unsustainable fishing, pollution, climate change and other human activities continue to exert enormous negative pressure on the world’s oceans. These actions have led to pollution of water bodies, depletion of fish stocks, alteration of ecosystem structures and the overall, reduction of the ability of ecosystems to adapt to climate variability and change.

Namibia solidifies commitment to sustainable

fisheries development

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Students learn about diversity on Tolerance Day

UNESCO in partnership with UNIC commemorated the International Tolerance Day through a four-day, series of engagements, engaging with approximately 1800 primary school children at six schools across Windhoek.
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UN Vision 2030 & Strategic Prioritization Retreat

The current partnership framework between the United Nations (UN) and the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN), UNPAF 2014-2018, ends next year. To understand Namibia’s development context and to develop strategic priorities for the next framework, UN Namibia hosted the Vision 2030 and Strategic Prioritization Retreat from 13-15 November.
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Parliament launches HeforShe campaign

The Women Parliamentary Caucus of the parliament of Namibia officially launched the HeforShe campaign on 25 October 2017 at the Parliament Building. The members of the Namibian Parliament signed a pledge to fight against gender inequality.
Windhoek Namibia – 13 December 2017 IOM and Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) held a National Dialogue on the findings of the Country Assessment on Migration, Environment and Climate Change and developed a blueprint document that identifies Namibia’s  priorities in terms of Migration, Environment and Climate Change.

IOM Namibia facilitates National Dialogue on Migration,

Environment and Climate Change

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