On 4 February 2016, UNIC Windhoek prepared media packs for all Editors in an effort to ensure that local media remain informed and have access to all information material disseminated by the Department of Public Information.
The pack includes the publication “Politically Speaking: 2015 in Review” as well as copies of the “Year in Review 2015” video. UNIC Windhoek included UNIC branded pens, the UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and information letter to all editors. The local media remain valuable partners to the work of the Centre and the UN at large. Continue reading
Namibians joined the international community on 4 February 2016 to commemorate World Cancer Day 2016. At a launch ceremony held in Klein Windhoek at the International Pharmacy, the Cancer Association of Namibia officially launched its “Cancer Awareness and Prevention Manual for the Republic of Namibia” (produced by the Cancer Association of Namibia and based on guidelines by the Union for International Cancer Control). At the launch ceremony, the CEO of the Cancer Association of Namibia, Mr. Rolf Hansen, briefed the media on the importance of the publication and along with employees, released balloons into the air. The publication is aptly aligned to the international campaign “We can. I can,” which explores how everyone together or individually – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. The title of the publication “I CAN.WE CAN. NAMIBIA CAN”
On the 28th of January 2016 St Paul’s College in Windhoek held an Extramural Fair. The Extramural Fair is an annual initiative of the school to host information exhibitions on the available extra-curricular activities on offer at the school.
The St. Paul’s Model UN Club in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek set up an exhibit to promote the prestigious international learning programme. UNIC Windhoek supported the MUN Club by providing banners, information materials and branded promotional items to be disseminated to potential candidates. Former delegates and an intern of the Centre remained on standby to answer questions to the soon-to-be Model UN Namibia (MUNNAM) delegates. Continue reading
UNDP Namibia launched the Human Development Report for 2015 on Tuesday, 16 December at the UN house in Klein Windhoek in collaboration with UNIC Windhoek. The 2015 report is the 24th Human Development Report and addresses the challenges and seizes opportunities of the new world of work. Attendees to the event included the diplomatic corp, government officials, civil society, public and private institutions, UN Country team as well as the media.
The 2015 report was officially launched by Ms. Lucia Iipumbu, Deputy Minister of Economic Planning alongside the Assistant Administrator of UNDP & Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau of Africa, Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon.
Speaking on behalf of UNDP Namibia, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Kiki Gbeho noted that the „Human Development Report is UNDP’s flagship knowledge document that provides analysis and recommendations that are both objective and independent.“ Continue reading
This year’ International Volunteer Day took place in the Oshana region, Oshakati on Saturday, 5 December 2015, highlighting the theme “Your world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!” The UN system in Namibia and the Government of the Republic of Namibia, gave thanks to the elders and especially the youth who continue to volunteer their services for the betterment of our society and in that spirit they make a contribution towards vision 2030. The theme for 2015’s International Volunteer Day is: The world is changing. Are you? Volunteer! Continue reading
Mr. Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, was on a three-day official visit to the Republic of Namibia from 25-27 November, to exchange views with Namibian Head of State, H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob and Senior Government Officials on the possible establishment of a regional or political office in SADC.
Zerihoun elaborated on the UN’s plans to strengthen cooperation with the SADC Secretariat. The plans follow the signing of a partnership agreement last year.
The ASG, accompanied by Mr. Martinho Chachiua, Head of Department of Political Affairs, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Liaison Office in Gaborone, engaged in special briefing session with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) on Thursday, 26 November 2015 at the UN House in Klein Windhoek. Continue reading