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#MondayMenu: 18 – 24 September 2017

UN Namibia: What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 18 – 24 September 2017.

UNESCO is commemorating World Heritage Week, 18-24 September, in collaboration with several stakeholders across the country. World Heritage Week encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.

Under operative paragraph 17 of the UN General Assembly Resolution 68/268, a Treaty Body Capacity Building Programme was established within the Office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to provide technical support to member States. In line with this resolution, the OHCHR Treaty Body Capacity Building Programme, Regional Office for Southern Africa is providing technical assistance to Namibia in the development of a human rights recommendations action plan.

OHCHR is supporting a Training of Trainers on Human Rights Treaty Body Reporting this week, 18-21 September 2017. The training is organised by the Ministry of Justice and is targeting members of the Namibia Inter-Ministerial Committee on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.

UNESCO is hosting a Training Workshop for Life Skills Teachers on 19-21 September 2017 in the Zambezi Region.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” Learn more: http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/

World Heritage Week: 18-24 Sept.

UNESCO/Stakeholders

Training of Trainers on Human Rights Treaty Body Reporting: 18-21 Sept.

Ministry of Justice/OHCHR

Training Workshop for Life Skills Teachers: 19-21 Sept.

UNESCO

International Day of Peace: 21 Sept.: UN International Observance

#MondayMenu: 11 – 17 September 2017

UN Namibia: What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 11 – 17 September 2017.

UNESCO Windhoek Office in collaboration with UNAM will be hosting a Training of Educators on the Supervision of Research Proposals from 11 to 12 September. The training is mainly to capacitate educators to effectively supervise under-graduate educational research projects and the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in research.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facilitating a Training of Trainers for Conducting a Food and Nutrition Security Assessment. The training is taking place in Otjiwarongo from 11 to 15 September 2017.

UNESCO Windhoek Office will also be holding a Training Workshop for Life Skills Teachers from 12 to 14 September in Zambezi Region.

UNIC Windhoek in partnership with UNICEF Namibia will raise awareness on children’s rights and responsibilities with learners ages 9 and 10 from Windhoek International School (WIS) on 13 September 2017. Through a presentation, the students will also learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UN Namibia is running a book drive this week. Collections will be donated at the Read Namibia UN Plaza Public Event on 16 September. In line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4 ‘Quality Education’, the public event aims at raising awareness of the importance of literacy and reading for Namibia’s youth.

#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.

 

 

#MondayMenu: 21 – 27 August 2017

UN Namibia: What’s happening at UN Namibia this week? Check out the #MondayMenu for 21 – 27 August 2017.

FAO Namibia will be holding a Training of Trainers on Fall Armyworm and Tomato Leaf Miner, from 20-24 August 2017 in Otjiwarongo.

WHO’s Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) will be on a polio active-case surveillance in Oshana region – as from 21-25 August 2017.

IOM will have a Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting for the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) project on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 from 08:00-12:30. The members of the TWG will come together to review the 2nd draft of the MECC assessment in Namibia.

23 August is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition. Learn more about this International Observance: http://bit.ly/1Js4Byk

 WHO, along with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), in country stakeholders, partners and NGOs involved in managing malaria control programmes at national and regional levels, will be having a Malaria Programme Mid-term Review meeting on Friday, 25 August 2017. WHO will be leading the discussions.

On 26 August, Namibia will celebrate Heroes’ Day, a national observance dedicated to remembering heroes and heroines who fought for the freedom of Namibia.

#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