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#UN4U Continues at Gammams Primary School

One of the primary  roles of the United Nations information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek is to go into the field and educate young people about the work of the United Nations and ensure the understanding of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Contributing to the development of the second instalment of the UN4U programme the UNIC team visited Gammams Primary School on 22 June 2018 to deliver another insightful  presentation to over 400 learners, detailing how the “UN works for you”. The programme is presented annually as a precursor to the UN Day celebrations that are set to take place on 24 October 2018. The programme includes an overview of the United Nations, its history, UN peacekeeping, UN organs, UN agencies present in Namibia and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A warm welcome was extended to the team by the learners  and teachers. The presentation included a brief overview of how the UN came about, the role of the General Assembly, the Security Council, and UN peacekeeping missions and how it responds to security threats. Furthermore, programmes and specialised agencies of the UN were also highlighted to showcase the UNs response in different situations e.g. emergencies, disease outbreak, disasters, etc. This was followed by a short video screening segment in order to summarise the history of the United Nations. Continue reading

Entry into Force of Paris Agreement on Climate Change

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Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change 4 November, UN Headquarters in New York The landmark Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders last December at the Climate Conference in Paris (COP21), will officially enter into force on 4 November, before the opening of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November.

The agreement sets a course for all countries to limit global temperature rise and to strengthen resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change. The entry into force of the Paris Agreement marks the beginning of a new chapter for humankind and demonstrates that countries are serious about addressing climate change.

To commemorate this historic day for people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will invite representatives of civil society groups to a conversation with him at the UN Headquarters. This meeting will provide civil society groups with the opportunity to share with the Secretary-General how their organizations will contribute to the objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as their visions and concerns.

Who:  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  Representatives of civil society groups

What: Discussion with civil society organization on the Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

When: Friday 4 November, 10:00-10:45 a.m. EDT

Where: Conference Room 8, UN Headquarters or live through http://webtv.un.org

Media contact UN Department of Public Information

Dan Shepard, T: +1 (212) 963-9495 |E: shepard@un.org For more information on the Sustainable Development Goals, please visit website: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/or follow us on Twitter at @GlobalGoalsUN and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/globalgoalsUN.

#UnitedwithUNNamibia SDG Countdown to World Humanitarian Day

SDGs 1- #UnitedwithUNNamibiaIn commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, the UN System in Namibia will work towards highlighting the importance of humanitarian work by generating publicity and awareness through the use of mass communication, namely social media, print media and broadcast media.

Most importantly, to motivate continued humanitarian work in Namibia, both from stakeholders as well as the broader public, UNIC Windhoek will implement a social media campaign for UN Namibia which highlights the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each day, one SDG will be featured with the aim of educating the public about pertinent issues facing Namibia and how sustainable development can be achieved. The campaign will also encourage the public to work towards sustainability on a personal level by being #UnitedwithUNNamibia. Continue reading