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

WHO will from 5 – 9 December be conducting a Maternal and Child Health Evaluation and Report Writing workshop at Oshakati Country Hotel/Protea Hotel. Participants include WHO and the Ministry of Health and Social Services staff members.

From 5 – 11 December 2016, WHO will be having a workshop on Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) at Protea Hotel in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi region. The training is targeting MOHSS staff members (participants) from the Zambezi and Kavango regions.

7 December is the International Day of Civil Aviation. The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of ICAO in helping States to cooperate and realize a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all mankind. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2fZAECW

The International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime is 9 December. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as defined in the Convention, and to commemorate and honour its victims. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1TgaKUI

9 December is also International Anti-Corruption Day. Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune. Learn more: http://bit.ly/18oWX6m

Human Rights Day, commemorated each year on 10 December, calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media. Learn more: http://bit.ly/19f9uJN