21 - 22 February: The UN Country Team (UNCT) Namibia finalised a draft of the next partnership framework with the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN), UNPAF 2, as well as identified priorities for 2018 at the annual UNCT retreat.
20 February: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland (BLNSS) Middle Income Countries (MICs) Experience Sharing Forum participants learned about water and sanitation in Swakopmund’s informal settlement - water is available at taps at the end of each street.
BLNSS MICs Experience Sharing Forum
Protecting Namibia’s biodiversity and environment
28 March, Windhoek: At the joint commemoration of the International Day of Forests, World Water Day and World Wetlands Day, Farayi Zimudzi, the FAO Representative said that, “Forests cover about one third of the Earth’s land surface, performing vital functions that sustain life and livelihoods around the world. It is estimated that around 1.6 billion people worldwide depend on forests for their livelihood, medicine, fuel, food and shelter”. She continued, “Forests also have the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, as they are home to more than 80% of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects”. Full story: https://bit.ly/2jno2VC
Launch of UNPAF 2019-2023
The Director General of the National Planning Commission and Minister of Economic Planning, Hon. Obeth Kandjoze and the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator (RC) in Namibia, Kiki Gbeho jointly launched the UN Partnership Framework (UNPAF) 2019-2023 on Friday, 27 April at the UN House in Windhoek. Under the theme, “A Partnership for Eradication of Poverty and Increased Equality”, the framework provides an overview of the UN System’s engagement and functions in Namibia for the period 2019-2023. Through this framework, the UN system will support the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) to achieve national and international development agendas.
Phororo presents credentials to MIRCO
Hopolang Phororo, the Director of the ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia is officially accredited to Namibia after presenting her credentials to Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Christine //Hoebes on 18 May 2018.
Yoga Session at the UN House
The global community came together to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on 21 June. Yoga is more than just a physical activity that promotes good health, in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3. It encourages self-reflection and promotes peace. Check out a few pics from a yoga session held by the High Commission of India to Namibia at the UN House in light of Yoga Day!
Staff members donate blood for World Blood Donor Day
UN Staff members joined the global community in celebrating World Blood Donor Day, commemorated annually on 14 June, by donating blood. The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NamBTS) set up a donation centre at the UN House and encouraged staff to donate blood to donate life. The transfusion of blood and blood products help save millions of lives every year.
Development Partners discuss streamlining efforts to ensure
no one is left behind
28 September, Windhoek: Development partners recently met with the United Nations (UN) System in Namibia at the UN House in Klein Windhoek for the Development Partners’ Dialogue, a development coordination mechanism. The development partners discussed streamlining and harmonising their efforts in support of Namibia’s development agenda, including NDP5, HPP, Namibia’s Vision 2030, AU Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Development partners will be meeting with the Government of the Republic of Namibia and the UN for the Development Partners Forum in October 2018.