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 Global Communications.UNIC Windhoek forms part of the network of 63 United Nations Information Centres globally. The Centre is key to the Organization’s objective in reaching people worldwide and to share the United Nations story in their language of preference. The Centre, works in coordination with the UN system, involves media and educational institutions, engages in partnerships with governments, local civil society organizations and the private sector. It is further tasked to maintain libraries and electronic information resources.UNIC is responsible for promoting greater public understanding of and support for the aims and activities of the UN. This is done primarily by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to the Namibian people, especially in remote areas. The Centre is the principal source of information on the UN system in Namibia.
We are Mobile: UNIC Windhoek receives vehicle from FAO
Windhoek, 22 May 2017: In the spirit of ‘Delivering as One’ as the UN System in Namibia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Namibia donated a Toyota Corolla to the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek. The vehicle was received by UNIC Windhoek staff on Monday, 22 May 2017 at a handover ceremony held at the United Nations House in Windhoek.
Learners shine at 6th annual MUNNAM High School Conference
Seventy-five learners from across Namibia represented various countries as delegates throughout the 6th annual Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) High School Conference, held from 7-8 June 2017.Through experiencing real-life, problem solving approaches as applied at international conferences, the delegates were tasked with finding agreeable solutions to the two topics, “Harnessing the Green Economy to Eradicate Poverty” and “Improving Coordination in Humanitarian Reponses to Natural Disasters and other Emergencies.”
UNIC introduces storybook about Frieda and the Sustainable
30 August, Windhoek: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek launched its children’s storybook, Frieda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN Library in Klein Windhoek on Thursday, 30 August 2018.
High School Youth simulate General Assembly to discuss the
SDGs & Global Citizenship
Thursday, 19 September 2018: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek in collaboration with MTN Namibia hosted a two-day simulation of the General Assembly for high school youth at the Safari Court Hotel from 19-20 September 2018. This was the 7th Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) Conference to be held with participants stemming from the Khomas, Erongo, Otjikoto and Hardap region. A total of 15 high schools in Namibia were represented at the conference.