UN Namibia #MondayMenu: 7-11 November

monday-menu-october-31-november-6Check out what’s on UN Namibia’s #MondayMenu for the week of 7-11 November!

In an effort to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality, the UN System in Namibia ran an empowerment programme called ‘Prosperous Paths: Leading in Vocation’. After 13 outreaches, the programme surpassed its target of educating 5000 girls on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

As a continuation of the programme, the UN System in Namibia is facilitating ‘Prosperous Paths: Fostering Female Leadership’ which aims to equip girls with the necessary skills and information in order to further empower other girls in the community. This programme will take place from 7-11 November.

The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016.

This conference will give, “United Nations Member States and the world the opportunity to maintain momentum on climate action and continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change.” Read more via UN News Centre: http://bit.ly/2ftv1ME

The International Week of Science and Peace is being commemorated from 9-15 November and will encourage greater academic exchanges on a subject of universal importance while also generating greater awareness of the relationship of science and peace among the general public. Learn more about this observance: http://bit.ly/1XM78wW

World Science Day for Peace and Development falls during the annual observance of International Week of Science and Peace on 10 November. The purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. Read more: http://bit.ly/1xgjkIq

Did you know that 2015-2024 is the International Decade for People of African Descent? The decade is being commemorated under the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”: http://bit.ly/1xASltz