#MondayMenu: 28 August – 3 September 2017

UN Namibia: What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 28 August – 3 September 2017.

UNIC is launching its Learning-the-Lingo programme on 28 August 2017. The financial literacy programme is intended to give senior secondary and vocational students, who will soon be entering the workforce, a foundational understanding the importance of long term savings, prudent money management skills and financial resources that can enable them to uproot themselves from constraining economic circumstances.

The Closing Workshop on emergency support to mitigate the impacts of El Niño induced drought on pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Erongo, Kunene and Omusati Regions is taking place in Otjiwarongo from 28-29 August 2017.

29 August is the International Day against Nuclear Tests. The Day is meant to galvanize the United Nations, Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, youth networks and the media to inform, educate and advocate the necessity of banning nuclear weapon tests as a valuable step towards achieving a safer world. Learn more about this Observance: un.org/en/events/againstnucleartestsday/

Common Country Assessment (CCA) Validation Meeting, a follow up to the CCA face-to-face interviews and consultations which took place from 03-07 July 2017, is taking place on 30 August. The CCA exercise is the first step in the formulation of the joint Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) and UN Partnership Framework (UNPAF 2019-2023).

The findings of the CCA from the validation meeting will help to strategically position the UN system in the country based on robust evidence based analysis on sustainable development. The CCA not only provides the basis for future programming, but also represents a powerful source of information to help the UN system engage with national stakeholders.

Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole. Enforced disappearance has become a global problem and is not restricted to a specific region of the world. To raise awareness and rally support in addressing this issue, the UN joins the global community in commemorating the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on 30 August. Learn more: un.org/en/events/disappearancesday/

On 1 September, UNIC Windhoek’s 2017 #PeacePals programme will conclude for the year at the Windhoek International School. After learning about peace and SDG 16, the students will become pen pals of peace with learners in Jakarta, Indonesia. The cross-border, international communication channel will give learners a platform to voice their concerns and solutions on Peace.