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UNCT Retreat 2018

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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.
UNCT Retreat 2018
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.
UNCT Retreat 2018