“Convention on the Rights of the Child”
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The Convention defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under national legislation
The UNIC Windhoek presentation covered the importance of children rights which includes empowering children to enjoy and exercise their rights and to respect and uphold the rights of others as they act to promote justice for peace.
UN Financial Literacy Programme
UNIC Windhoek developed a Financial Literacy outreach programme that hopes to reach senior high school and vocational students in Windhoek. The programme is called “Learning-the-Lingo”, and is intended to give students, who will soon be entering the workforce, a foundational understanding of key the terms and concepts commonly used by banks and financial institutions. The overarching goal is to bring an acute awareness to the importance of long term savings, prudent money management skills and financial resources like loans and credit—that can often enable entrepreneurs to uproot themselves from constraining economic circumstances. The presentation also includes a basic application of budget worksheets with a real life example provided, touts personal investment strategies, and magnifies the importance of reaching young females as part of a wider strategy to close the gender gap in finance and precipitate a new era of financial inclusively that promotes the economic empowerment and autonomy of girls and women in Namibia. The presentation proudly broaches five of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals that includes: Goal 1, No Poverty; Goal 4, Quality Education; Goal 5, Gender Equality; Goal 8, Decent work and economic growth; Goal 9, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.