Monday, 22 May 2017 marked a historic moment for the United Nations information Centre Windhoek, as the agency received an official vehicle as part of a donation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at a handover ceremony held at the United Nations House in Windhoek. The donation is in line with the UN Systems’ continuous efforts of delivering as one UN System in Namibia and was received by appreciative UNIC Windhoek staff members.
The vehicle donation comes at a critical time, since the Centre has not been mobile for over 5 years, relying on outsourced companies in the execution of daily operational activities as well as educational outreach initiatives aimed toward bolstering the message of the UN System in Namibia.
The donated car will aid the agency with its capability and responsiveness in meeting its mandate to promote greater public understanding of and support for the aims and activities of the UN. This is done primarily by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to the Namibian people, especially in remote areas. The donation is in line with inter-agency collaborative efforts in promoting the work of the United Nations within Namibia.
Speaking at the event UNIC’s National information officer Ms. Anthea Basson, remarked that “The vehicle will assist the UNIC office in maximizing its ability to render support and valuable information to the greater population and amplify its ability to implement outreach projects that fulfill the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
UNIC Windhoek branded the Toyota Corolla with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as well as a local character called “Frieda” who teaches young and old about the SDGs. The branding intends to carry the message of the SDGs wherever UNIC Windhoek travels in execution of its duties. Continue reading