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UN Namibia and GRN raise awareness at IDDR 2016

Commemoration

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United Nations Day

National School Feeding Programme draft policy validation

National School Feeding Programme draft policy validation

Development Partnership Forum

Machel and Pakkala meet with Speaker of National Assembly

UNRC to Namibia Kiki Gbeho hands over a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) banner to the Hon. Govenor of the Erongo Region, Cleophas Mutjavikua during the UNCT Retreat. February 2017, UNCG

PARMaCM

Speaking at the PARMaCM closure luncheon, Acting WHO Rep. to Namibia

Dr. Desta Tirunah said, “WHO would like to thank the EU, for the confidence

and trust they have in our evidence-based technical guidance and

programmatic implementation”. February 2017, WHO

Caption: Speaking at the PARMaCM closure luncheon, Acting WHO Rep. to Namibia Dr. Desta Tirunah said, “WHO would like to thank the EU, for the confidence and trust they have in our evidence-based technical guidance and programmatic implementation”. Februa

World Radio Day

Learners and teachers from various high schools in Namibia came in

numbers to attend the 2017 World Radio Day conference. February 2017,

UNESCO

Learners and teachers from various high schools in Namibia came in numbers

2017 Annual UNCT Retreat participants alongside Hon. Lucia Iipumbu and a

team of technical staff members from the National Planning Commission.

February 2017, UNCG

2017 Annual UNCT Retreat participants alongside Hon. Lucia Iipumbu and a team of technical staff members from the National Planning Commission. February 2017, UNCG

UNRC to Namibia Kiki Gbeho hands over a Sustainable Development Goals

(SDGs) banner to the Hon. Govenor of the Erongo Region, Cleophas

Mutjavikua during the UNCT Retreat. February 2017, UNCG

UNRC to Namibia Kiki Gbeho hands over a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) banner to the Hon. Govenor of the Erongo Region, Cleophas Mutjavikua during the UNCT Retreat. February 2017, UNCG

GRN and UN Namibia advocate for ‘From Peace in the Home,

to Peace in Namibia’

Caption: Speaking at the PARMaCM closure luncheon, Acting WHO Rep. to Namibia Dr. Desta Tirunah said, “WHO would like to thank the EU, for the confidence and trust they have in our evidence-based technical guidance and programmatic implementation”. Februa

UNCG Town Hall, 19 April 2017: The United Nations

Communications Group (UNCG) Namibia hosted a Town Hall

for all United Nations (UN) Namibia staff members in order to

rally support of the UN’s efforts to 'Communicate as One' for

the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

After learning about the importance of communication in development

efforts and promoting positive change in Namibia, UN Namibia staff

members committed to communicating and achieving the SDGs by signing a

canvas that will be displayed in the lobby of the UN House in Klein

Windhoek.

 

Caption: Speaking at the PARMaCM closure luncheon, Acting WHO Rep. to Namibia Dr. Desta Tirunah said, “WHO would like to thank the EU, for the confidence and trust they have in our evidence-based technical guidance and programmatic implementation”. Februa

Farmer’s Information and Field Day: Road to ensuring high

yields

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in collaboration with partners including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), organized the Farmer’s Field Day in April 2017. The main purpose of the event was to evaluate and select improved varieties of cowpea, pearl millet and sorghum which will officially be released in 2017. The farmers session ran under the project “Developing High Yielding and Drought Resistant Pearl Millet, Sorghum Bicolor, and Cowpea”. The objective of the project is to apply mutation induction to develop new mutant lines and/or mutant varieties with high yielding and enhanced tolerance to drought conditions. The project is set to contribute to the enhancement of national capacity as well as increase availability of elite genetics resources for the improvement of the selected crop. FAO Namibia

UNESCO’s Workshop on SDG 16 with Parliament

“The culture of peace needs to be embraced as a fundamental element in policy making and legislation,” said Dr. Jean-Pierre Ilboudo, UNESCO Representative to Namibia at the Workshop on SDG 16 with Parliament. UNESCO Namibia

World Health Day 2017

World Health Day, commemorated annually on 7 April, marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the day’s theme, “Depression: Let’s talk” drew attention to the global burden of a common mental disorder. In commemoration of the day, members of the Namibian public, led by Namibian Defense Force (NDF) brass band, paraded towards government office park where experts in the mental health field gave presentations on the causes of depression and ways to diagnose and treat it.

UN Namibia pledges to #slowdown to promote road safety

In light of the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW), the UN System in Namibia joined the private sector in Windhoek to rally support for the “Save Lives: #SlowDown” campaign. The Fourth UNGRSW started on 8 May and will run until 14 May 2017. It seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action to address this major risk for road traffic death and injury. The UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC) Kiki Gbeho pledged her support along with colleagues from the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), the Office of the Resident Coordinator, the World Health Organization (WHO) Namibia and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek.

Development Partners’ Dialogue (DPD)

Staff members learn about wellness

UN Drivers pledge to #slowdown

SASSCAL and UN Namibia sign MoU

UN Namibia dedicates 67 minutes for Mandela Day

Meeting to validate findings of the RH TMA study

FAO 25 Year Seniority Award

#PeacePals

Global Handwashing Day

Ahead of the annual commemorations of Global Handwashing Day (GHWD) on 15 October, UNICEF, together with the Ministries of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC), Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) and Health and Social Services (MoHSS), is encouraging schools to make handwashing a reality for pupils. At Onambutu Combined School in Ohangwena Region, handwashing facilities have been placed at strategic points such as near toilets and classrooms. The GHWD theme this year is “Our Hands, Our Future!”

FAO promotes food security for a healthy nation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) participated in the first Food Namibia Expo and Conference (Food ConfEx), held in Rundu, Kavango East Region from 8-9 September 2017. The Expo, spearheaded by Food Namibia and the Kavango East Region Office of the Regional Governor, was celebrated under the theme, “Food Security for a Healthy Nation”. The Food ConfEx brought together government and agriculture sector stakeholders to exhibit and discuss key issues.

Migration, Environment and Climate Change Project

IOM and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in Namibia have initiated a project on Migration, Environment and Climate Change. The project aims to increase knowledge and awareness on the linkage between migration and environmental changes, including climate change, which can be useful for national and regional policy formulation. The project will produce a country assessment in this regard. The assessment will; a) map and build evidence on the complex relationship between migration, environment and climate change in Namibia, by looking at human mobility due to environmental factors and b) analyse existing policy framework and provide recommendations for the integration of environmental migration into national policy framework. SDGs 10 ‘Reduced Inequalities’ and 13 ‘Climate Action’

WFP supports Namibia’s school feeding programme

Since 2012, the Government of Namibia has requested the World Food Programme (WFP)’s technical support in assessing the quality and efficiency of the school feeding programme. This collaboration was expanded to other programme areas such as the implementation of a five-year road map to identify and address areas for improvement, one of WFP Namibia’s key projects.

IDDR 2017

Text: The UN System in Namibia (UN Namibia) commemorated the International Day of Disaster Reduction alongside the City of Windhoek today at Goreangab Sports Field.Under the theme, "Home safe home –Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement" this year's observance seeks to raise global awareness about effective actions, policies and practices taken to reduce exposure to disaster risk at the community level, thereby contributing to saving homes and livelihoods. This is a considerable challenge which can be accomplished only through coordination, cooperation and collaboration among many stakeholders. More: http://bit.ly/1yPp0hk

Mental health in the workplace

Text: Did you know? Work is good for mental health but a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems. For this reason, World Health Organization Namibia, UN Cares - The UN system-wide workplace programme on HIV and the Ministry of Health and Social Services educated UN Namibia staff about mental health in the workplace. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2wVdYMR