Namibia is one of the countries that have publicly committed to join or ratify the Paris Agreement before the end of 2016.
United Nations – Statement by H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia.
A special high-level event took place at the UN General Assembly on 21 September 2016 to accelerate the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The event provided an opportunity to countries to publicly commit to joining or ratifying the agreement before the end of 2016. Heads of State and Government had the opportunity to send video statements.
UNIC Windhoek initiated the High School Practicum Programme for high school students. 2016 is the first intake. The high school practicum programme is an internship programme for senior students in high school. Students participate in a 5 week intensive learning programme focusing on five major components:
- Learning about the UN
- Undertaking volunteer work
- Model UN Clubs
- Climate Change
- Sustainable Development Goals
The programme is designed for students aged 16 and older. The aim of the programme is to expose Namibian high school students to a global classroom where they can learn important life skills and engage in active citizenship. It is structured to provide youth with an opportunity to learn more and aid in contributing to the development and growth of the Namibian student through the work of the UN. This video summarizes the orientation and first day of the programme.
Each Wednesday, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek celebrates women and their accomplishments. On Wednesday 4 May, UNIC Windhoek celebrates Dr. Helena Ndume, a Namibian ophthalmologist who has performed over 30,000 free eye surgeries. #WCW
This video is part of an initiative run by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). People from around the globe were encouraged to share thoughts about the Paris Agreement using the hashtags #ParisAgreement and #Means4Me.
“The Paris Agreement can only be successful if everyone fully supports it and helps bring it to life- from national, regional and local leaders; from investors and businesses to citizens who desire to live in a safe and prosperous world, and who want to actively shape that world” UNFCCC said in its UN Climate Change newsroom regarding the initiative.
UNIC Windhoek is excited about what the Paris Agreement will bring, and encourages people to make and share their own video about what the “#ParisAgreement #Means4Me.”
Exhibit set up at the UN House in Windhoek, Namibia for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The exhibit was open to UN staff and members of the public. It complemented the educational outreach programme to various institutions which entailed screening, exhibition and presentations on the Holocaust and creating a greater awareness and understanding.
YEAR IN REVIEW 2015
2015 – it was a year of triumphal moments and haunting images: A little boy, washed up on the shore symbolising the plight of 60 million refugees; people in Paris, Beirut and Nairobi running from terror attacks and countries ruined in relentless battles. The “UN Year in Review 2015” remembers once more the daunting challenges the United Nations faced in its 70th anniversary year – but also gives a glimpse of what can be achieved, when all work together: The potential of constructive dialogue in the Iran Nuclear Deal – the global collaborative effort to curb Ebola – and the unity of all Member States to invest in the future of our planet by unanimously adopting the Sustainable Development Agenda to end extreme poverty and the historic Paris Agreement, to join hands in climate action and prevent further global temperature rise.
UNIC Windhoek asked the Namibian people what the UN means to them. The video commemorates the UN’s 70th Anniversary, and 25 years of cooperation between the UN System and the Republic of Namibia.
UNIC Windhoek asked the Namibian people to address a message to World leaders ahead of the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris.
A special thank you goes to H.E Mrs. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, French Ambassador to Namibia, who agreed to be interviewed for this video.