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Staff Town hall sets the tone for the New Year

Staff members from agencies, funds and programmes comprising the United Nations System in Namibia (UN Namibia) were called together for the first town hall meeting of 2018, held under the theme: “Together we can bring about change in 2018”.

Staff were applauded for the achievements and hard work from the previous year, and encouraged to work even harder because the UN faces bigger challenges. The UN Resident Coordinator, Kiki Gbeho expressed her gratitude to the UN Namibia family and was confident about the direction UN Namibia is headed toward ‘delivering as One’.

‘‘Going forward, we should look at the broader direction of where we can take Namibia, reposition the UN agenda 2030 and challenge ourselves’’, she said.

She reemphasised the appointment of Ms Bience Gawanas (UN Special Advisor on Africa), as an indication of full gender parity in the UN and a great opportunity to set and reinforce the programme of the UN in Namibia.

Message from the UNSG

As part of the proceedings, staff members viewed the UN Secretary General (UNSG), António Guterres’ 2018 video message titled: “An alert for the world: 2018 Message.”

“As we begin 2018, I call for unity. I truly believe we can make our world more safe and secure.  We can settle conflicts, overcome hatred and defend shared values.  But we can only do that together.  I urge leaders everywhere to make this New Year’s resolution: Narrow the gaps.  Bridge the divides. Rebuild trust by bringing people together around common goals.   Unity is the path.  Our future depends on it.  I wish you peace and health in 2018,” the UNSG said. The video can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2mo14in

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UN System Namibia’s first Town Hall for 2017 kicks off on a high note

The Resident Coordinator’s Office hosted the UN System in Namibia’s first Town hall meeting on Wednesday, 25th January 2017. All UN Namibia staff from  resident agencies as well as some non-resident agencies attended in large numbers.

United Nations Resident Coordinator, Kiki Gbeho welcomed staff back with a short motivational New Year’s greeting. Gbeho highlighted that 2017 will be another great year for the UN in Namibia. She reflected on 2016 and highlighted some of the important milestones the UN System were able to deliver upon thanks to the hard work of each staff member from the respective UN agencies. Gbeho further thanked the UN Country Team members for their continued support during 2016. She called upon all staff to work toward Delivering as One to make 2017 successful.

The Resident Coordinator noted that “these are exciting times for the United Nations as there is a newly appointed UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres from Portugal”. She spoke at length about the newly appointed Secretary General, his focus areas as well his vision for the UN System as a whole. Continue reading