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UN Namibia Town Hall on “Greening the Blue”

On Thursday, 27th July 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of United Nations Communications Group (UNCG) hosted the “Greening the Blue” Staff Town Hall to discuss the latest movement in the journey towards making the United Nations House a more environmentally sustainable place. Following former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s 2007 call upon all UN agencies to “go green”, the solar panel launch on the 26th of July at the UN House was a big step towards the Greening the Blue initiative (GtB).

The “Greening the Blue” initiative is part of the UN’s global drive to fulfil its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the foundation of the 2030 Agenda. Within the SDGs, Goal 7, “Affordable and Clean Energy“, strives to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all and Goal 13, “Climate Action“, aims to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. The GtB initiative strives to create a more mindful UN in order to address environmental sustainability in Namibia and promote the SDGs through exemplary leadership. While the GtB initiative is specifically targeted to reduce carbon footprints in the UN system, its greater aim is to help efforts to design programs and projects in line with international, regional and national aspirations to conserve the environment and limit carbon footprints. Continue reading

Human Development Report Launch 2015

undp report launcgh 2UNDP Namibia launched the Human Development Report for 2015 on Tuesday, 16 December at the UN house in Klein Windhoek in collaboration with UNIC Windhoek.  The  2015 report is the 24th Human Development Report and addresses the challenges and seizes opportunities of the new world of work.  Attendees to the event included the diplomatic corp, government officials, civil society, public and private institutions, UN Country team as well as the media.

The 2015 report was officially launched by Ms. Lucia Iipumbu, Deputy Minister of Economic Planning alongside the Assistant Administrator of UNDP & Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau of Africa, Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon.

undp report launch 6Speaking on behalf of UNDP Namibia, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Kiki Gbeho noted that the „Human Development Report is UNDP’s flagship knowledge document that provides analysis and recommendations that are both objective and independent.“ Continue reading