UN AGENCIES

FAO

An intergovernmental organization, its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and .....

IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a dynamic and growing inter- governmental organization, with 146 member states, committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

UNAIDS

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS, is the UN’s main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. UNAIDS is a critical leader in the international HIV response.

UNDP

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

UNESCO

UNESCO’s   mission   is   to   contribute   to   the   building   of   peace,   the   eradication   of   poverty, sustainable    development    and    intercultural    dialogue    through    education,    the    sciences, culture, and communication and information.

UNFPA

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

UNIC

Established and in operation since 1992, UNIC Windhoek was officially opened on 15 April 1996 by the Honourable Minister of Basic Education and Culture. This office is one of the branch offices of the United Nations Department of Public Information

UNICEF

The   global   mission   of   the   United   Nations   Children’s   Fund   (UNICEF)   promotes   the   rights   and wellbeing   of   every   child.   Together   with   our   partners,   we   work   in   190   countries   and   territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on ......

WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries.

WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO has operated in Namibia since it gained Independence in 1990.

Non-resident UN Agencies

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UNDSS

The Department of Safety and Security is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system, ensure the maximum security for staff and eligible dependants as well as enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System.

UNHCR

The   High   Commissioner   for   Refugees   is   mandated   by   the   United   Nations   to   lead   and coordinate   international   action   for   the   worldwide   protection   of   refugees   and   the   resolution   of refugee problems.

UNODC

Project’s Title: HIV and AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa
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UNV

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.
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Other Organizations

ILO

The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
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ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention)
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OHCHR

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.
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UNIDO

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
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UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
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UN Women

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
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UN OCHA

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
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UN DESA

UN DESA is a vital interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action. Its work is guided by the universal, integrated and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 associated targets adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015.
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