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13 Aug 2014
The national launch of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) took place in Namibia on Wednesday 13th August 2014.
13 Aug 2014
Opening Remarks by Musinga T. Bandora-UNDP Resident Representative in Namibia:Launch of the 2014 Human Development Report titled “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”
I wish to begin by expressing my gratitude to all of you for having made time to attend the occasion of the launch of this year’s Human Development Report. In particular, I wish to thank, Hon Tom Alweendo, for accepting to preside over this event.
08 Jul 2014
Windhoek - The United Nations (UN) together with the National Planning Commission (NPC) signed the UNPAF 2014 – 2018 Action Plan.
04 Jul 2014
Remarks by Mr. Musinga T. Bandora-UNDP Resident Representative at the 2nd Namibia National Conference on Gender Based Violence
It is an honour to have been invited to speak at this second national conference on gender based violence and I would like to commend the Government of the Republic of Namibia, for its leadership and commitment to addressing this problem.
25 Jun 2014
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially inaugurated the United Nations House in Windhoek, Namibia yesterday alongside the President Hifikepunye Pohamba. The Namibian government built the United Nations House in Klein Windhoek to allow for better coordination of UN agencies working in the country.
24 Jun 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: remarks at the ceremony for the official inauguration of the United Nations House in Namibia
On behalf of the United Nations, I would like to thank the people and the Government of Namibia for this gift to the United Nations. The UN has a valuable history with the Namibian people. I am pleased to be here today to write another chapter in our cooperation. I am also here to show my personal commitment to strengthening UN engagement with the country.
20 Jun 2014
UNDP hold inception workshop for the new project aiming to strengthen the management of Namibia’s protected areas system
The expansion of Namibia’s protected areas has resulted in emerging management challenges like fire outbreaks, Namibia’s vulnerability to the increasing threat of poaching of key species, such as elephants and rhinos. These challenges need to be urgently addressed to enhance the benefits of protected areas network to Namibia’s development.
16 Jun 2014
Africa regional meeting on Integrating Gender-Based Violence and HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care into National Alcohol Policies
To date, while national policies may encompass two of the three issues of harmful use of alcohol, gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV, the three are rarely addressed together causing a significant gap. Looking at the three issues (GBV, HIV and harmful use of alcohol) we can see that there are varying levels of understanding of the relationship between gender inequality and the three issues of focus in this initiative.
10 Jun 2014
Speech of the Resident Coordinator at the regional meeting on Integrating Gender-Based Violence and HIV Prevention,Treatment and Care into National Alcohol Policies.
While alcohol consumption can have some limited medical benefits, its excessive use does negatively impact the social and economic fabric of society. It is responsible for many health and social hazards and it undermines productivity and constrains national development efforts. Therefore, legislation aimed at regulating the production, sale and consumption of alcohol remains critical.
09 Jun 2014
The British High Commission (BHC), the Human Rights Documentation Centre (HRDC) of the University of Namibia (UNAM), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a Model United Nations (UN) under the theme ‘Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict’ at the UNAM campus on June 7 as part of the pre global summit.
07 Jun 2014
Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator Musinga T. Bandora “Youth for Human Rights Namibia: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit 2014” UNAM
I wish to thank Ambassador Maryanne Young and the British High Commission for inviting me to the Model UN debate on Youth for Human Rights Namibia. I wish commend the Foreign Secretary Hague and the UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie; who will be hosting the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London next week to raise awareness against sexual violence in conflict.
06 May 2014
The United Nations will devote the first week of May to getting out the vote for its MY World opinion poll, organizing a multitude of activities in more than 50 countries to raise awareness of and boost global participation in its efforts to foster a conversation with the world's citizens that will better inform future international policy-making.
15 Apr 2014
UNDP Namibia in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Local Government Housing and Rural Development, the Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders (AMICAAL), the Kavango regional council, and the Nkurenkuru Local Authority officially launched the San community boat project in Nkurenkuru last month. This is a cross boarder initiative under the Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) project aimed at providing information on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support while generating income through transportation of people across the Okavango River bordering Namibia and Angola.
02 Apr 2014
Sports personalities and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Marta, Maria Sharapova, Didier Drogba, Iker Casillas, Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane unite to join the celebration
20 Mar 2014
The twin concepts of happiness and well-being increasingly feature in international discussions of sustainable development and the future we want.
04 Mar 2014
The Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa nomination process is now open. The Prize will recognize and celebrate local grassroots organizations that are improving the livelihoods of rural communities in dryland ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa, through sustainable land management.
27 Feb 2014
Remarks by Musinga T. Bandora- UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative at the training workshop on the international human rights system and reporting to the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies
On behalf of the United Nations in Namibia, allow me to take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Justice for organizing this workshop to enhance the capacity of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Human Rights with respect to International Human Rights System and Reporting to the Human Rights Treaty Bodies.
13 Feb 2014
Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Musinga T. Bandora at the commemoration of the World Radio Day 2014
I am happy to be part of this gathering this morning to celebrate the second anniversary of the World Radio Day declared by the United Nations General Assembly on the 14th January last year.
20 Jan 2014
Brussels/New York, 20 January 2014 - As the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on the international community to help prevent the conflict from leaving a legacy of even greater deprivation and poverty in the country.
20 Dec 2013
In order to develop gender-based violence (GBV) programs that include prevention, as well as survivor services, there is a need and opportunity to engage men as active allies and partners. UNDP in partnership with NANGOF Trust hosted a 2 day strategic male involvement stakeholder’s consultative meeting on 9 – 10 December 2013 in Rundu, Kavango region.
- On this #EmpowerTuesday, The Prime Minister Dr. Hage Geingob is attending the second Male Engagement in combating Gender-Based Violence meeting organized by UNDP and the NANGOF Trust. 19 August AT 05:41 AM
- #MDGs work! Official development assistance is now at its highest level. #MDG8 #MDGMomentum 18 August AT 04:00 PM
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