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#MondayMenu: 14 – 20 August 2017

UN Namibia: What’s happening at UN
Namibia this week? Check out the
#MondayMenu for 14 – 20 August 2017.

With the aim of making the United
Nations a fully inclusive workplace,
which is respectful of all kinds of
diversity, UN Cares is running the “UN
for All: Dignity and Inclusion in our
Workplace” training for staff members
from 14-17 August.

On Tuesday 15 August, the United
Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
Windhoek team will bring the 2017
#PeacePals project, a pen-pal
programme that promotes peace, to
Waldorf School in Windhoek. UNIC Windhoek is working with UNIC Jakarta to
provide youth with an international platform for communicating concerns about and innovative ideas on peace.

The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS), together with the World
Health Organisation (WHO) Namibia and the Ministry of Health and Social Services
(MoHSS), is hosting a public lecture on blood donation. Blood transfusion saves lives
and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely
access to safe blood. To learn more about blood donation, stop by the Namibia
University of Science and Technology (NUST) Health and Applied Science
Auditorium on Wednesday, 16 August from 11h30-13h00.

World Humanitarian Day (WHD), held every year on 19 August, pays tribute to aid
workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and rallies support for people
affected by crises around the world. This year, humanitarian partners are coming
together to reaffirm that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget. Learn more:
http://bit.ly/1zljwrj

To build support and create momentum for Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020
and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the United Nations General Assembly declared
2011-2020 to be the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. The goal of this Decade
Observance is to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity
and to promote its overall vision of living in harmony with nature. Learn more:
http://bit.ly/2uCsxjn

#MondayMenu: 3 – 9 July 2017

UN Namibia: What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 3  – 9 July 2017.

#PeacePals, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek’s peace pen-pal programme that launched last year, aims to raise awareness of the complexities of achieving worldwide peace and its interconnection with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For the second year of the programme, UNIC Windhoek is collaborating with UNIC Jakarta in expanding the #PeacePals project over two continents. UNIC Windhoek is presenting about peace at two secondary schools in Windhoek on 3 July, at which students will be writing postcards to students in Indonesia.

The 40th Session of the FAO Conference is taking place from 3 – 8 July at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. There will be a side event dedicated to the Fall Armyworm, a moth whose caterpillar has been causing damage to maize throughout the African continent, including in Namibia.

The 120th session of the Human Rights Committee will be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 3 to 28 July 2017.

In light of 2017 being the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the UN System in Namibia will be launching a digital campaign called #TourismTuesday on Tuesday, 4 July. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact tourism has on national, regional and international development agendas.

 

 

UN Namibia #MondayMenu: 26 June –2 July 2017

What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 26 June –2 July 2017.

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek and the University of Namibia are signing an internship letter of agreement on Monday, 26 June 2017. In line with SDG 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals’, UNIC Windhoek is partnering with tertiary institutions to empower the future leaders of tomorrow.

UNESCO will be conducting Regional Trainings of Education Officers on the use of the Kopana Community of Practise (this falls under our UNESCO/China Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) Project which aims at “Capacity Development for Quality Teacher Education in Namibia”. Trainings will occur in all regions and will be done alongside NUST, NAMCOL and UNAM and from 26 June-11 Aug. Continue reading

#MondayMenu: 29 May – 4 June 2017

 What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 29 May – 4 June 2017.

WHO and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) will be holding a National Training Workshop on Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Swakopmund, Erongo region from 28 May – 2 June 2017.

WHO will also be joining the Regional Training Workshop on School Health in Eenhana, Ohangwena region, from 28 May – 2 June 2017.

WHO will be conducting the National Workshop for Dissemination of Findings of the 2016 National EmONC Assessment & Consultation on Development of the Integrated RMNCAH Roadmap/Strategy (2017-2021), from 29-31 May 2017 at Safari Hotel in Windhoek.

UN Namibia, along with its various partners, will be convening the first consultative meeting on the Development Partnership Dialogue in order to discuss issues related to the structure, terms of reference, membership as well as frequency of meetings for the Dialogue. The Dialogue will be held on 30 May 2017 under the theme ‘Partnering Towards Prosperity’. Continue reading

What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 1-7 May.

What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 1-7 May. 
 
There are a few national observances this week including Workers’ Day (1 May) and Cassinga Day (4 May).
 
World Tuna Day is commemorated on 2 May each year and highlights the importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
 
3 May is World Press Freedom Day and this year the observance is being commemorated under the theme ‘Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies’.

UN Namibia #MondayMenu: 6 – 12 February

Are you curious about what UN Namibia is up to this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 6 – 12 February!

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is commemorated each year on 6 February. This year, it is being commemorated under the theme “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.” Learn more: http://bit.ly/1kdPUat

Today is the first day of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Retreat in Swakopmund. The objectives of the retreat include to: review of progress achieved in 2016, plan for 2017 and beyond; examine the functionality of ‘Delivering as One’ approach and mechanisms; provide an opportunity to learn from each other and strengthen collaboration; strategise around existing and new strategic areas of joint UN support to Government, especially under NDP5; and continue to build consensus among members of the Namibia UN Country Team members. The Retreat will finish on Thursday, 9 February.

As part of the retreat, the UNCT Members and Retreat participants will be visiting Immanuel Ruiters Primary School in Walvis Bay. This school is benefiting from the School Feeding Programme, an initiative that is spearheaded by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture with the technical support of the World Food Programme (WFP).

School feeding positively contributes to learners’ performance as well as increases class participation and attendance in school. Currently, the School Feeding Programme supports 330,000 learners in all fourteen regions of Namibia.

Safer Internet Day, 7 February, aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and calls on all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, especially children and young people. This year’s theme is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.

Also on Tuesday, 7 February, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek will commemorate the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust through an exhibition and educational programme. History students from Jan Mohr Secondary School will be visiting the UN House to learn about the Holocaust and the importance of preventing such a tragedy from happening again.

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Learn more: http://bit.ly/20w4twe

 

UN Namibia #MondayMenu: 30 January – 5 February 2017

What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 30 January – 5 February!

The 2017 #MondayMenu information campaign artwork went through an image makeover for the New year!  By incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals branding we bring into focus the 17 Goals which Namibia and member states around the world committed to work toward! The new layout is colourful and clean and will be used to communicate the UN System in Namibia’s weekly calendar.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNAIDS, PEPFAR and USAID is convening a meeting on HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescent girls and young women. The “Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Consultation on HIV Prevention and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women” aims to elaborate approaches and strategies for how best to reach adolescent girls and young women with HIV prevention in the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

More than 100 delegates from across the globe are expected to attend the meeting.  Participants will be a mix of technical experts, advocates, major donors, government officials and representatives of civil society organizations. The meeting will take place at Safari Hotel, Windhoek from 1-3 February 2017.

The fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 to 10 February 2017. The priority theme for the 2017-2018 review and policy cycle would be “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”. Learn more about this event: http://bit.ly/2j9xFIM

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. For this reason, UNIC Windhoek will be hosting a photography workshop for its staff on 2 February. The idea behind the workshop is to equip UNIC’s team members with the skills to take dynamic photos that tell stories and can be used to communicate the work of the United Nations.

World Cancer Day is commemorated each year on 4 February. Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. Learn more about this UN International Observance: http://bit.ly/1RwhII2

Did you know that 2017 is the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development? This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and private sector decision-makers

UN Namibia #MondayMenu: 5 – 11 December

monday-menu-5-11-decemberWhat’s on UN Namibia’s #MondayMenu for 5 – 11 December? Check it out!

The Government of the Republic of Namibia together with the UN System held a forum, the Development Partnership Forum, today with its cooperating development partners.

Today is World Soil Day! It is being commemorated under the theme, “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life”. The positive contributions of pulses to soil properties are many: they fix the atmosphere nitrogen and improve its biodiversity, fertility and structure. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1Q69aqt

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is also held each year on 5 December and is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work. Learn more: http://bit.ly/INyhyy

The Benguela Current Commission (BCC) 5th Ministerial Conference will be in Swakopmund on the 8th December 2016. The BCC’s mission is, “To foster cooperation between the Republic of Angola, Republic of Namibia and Republic of South Africa and work towards an integrated, science-based and regional approach for the conservation, protection and sustainable use and management of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME).” Learn more: http://bit.ly/2gYtZJk Continue reading

UN Namibia #MondayMenu: 28 November – 4 December

monday-menu-nov-28-dec-4What’s on UN Namibia’s #MondayMenu for 28 November – 4 December? Check it out!

The Namibia National AIDS Conference 2016, run by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and development partners, kick started today, 28 November in Swakopmund. The Conference is being held under the theme, “Together we are ending AIDS”. Learn more about the conference: http://bit.ly/2gOa0xf

WHO Namibia/AFRO upon invitation of the MoHSS will host a team of external evaluators to determine Namibia’s readiness to prevent, detect, respond and manage major disease outbreaks from 28-2 December 2016, at Windhoek Country Club, Resorts and Casinos. Approximately 11 external evaluators from multiple disciplines will form part of the team. They are from the Academia; US Center for Diseases Control, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization representing Finland, United States of America, Kenya, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Monrovia, South Africa, Italy, Peru, and Ethiopia.

The Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is a voluntary, multi-sectoral process to assess country capacity to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to public health risks whether occurring naturally or due to deliberate or accidental events. Collectively, these capacities are known as “health security.”

UNESCO will be training education directors from all regions at its Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop on Media Information Literacy (MIL) from 29 November to 2 December.

In the lead-up to World AIDS Day 2016 (1 December), the hands up for #HIVprevention campaign will explore different aspects of HIV prevention and how they relate to specific groups of people, such as adolescent girls and young women, key populations and people living with HIV. Read more: http://bit.ly/1vXglYr

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world.

The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. Read more: http://bit.ly/1tBHBFW

UN Namibia #MondayMenu: 21-27 November

monday-menu-november-21-27What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out what’s on the #MondayMenu for 21-27 November 2016.

In recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day in 1996. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2f8zmR7

UNAIDS is launching a new report entitled Get on the Fast-Track: The life-cycle approach to HIV. The report will be launched at an event in Windhoek, Namibia on 21 November with the President of Namibia H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob and the Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé. Read more about the launch via UNAIDS: http://bit.ly/2f8D3WM

On 25 November, UNDP will launch the African Human Development Report (AfHDR) together Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW).

Also on 25 November, MGECW will launch the 16 Days of Activism campaign, at which the Resident Coordinator to Namibia, Ms. Kiki Gbeho will deliver the Secretary General’s remarks. The 16 Days of Activism starts on 25 October, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. http://bit.ly/109KHJ1