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Government urges UN help for Middle East peace

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The government is urging the international community, particularly the United Nations, to help find an impartial diplomatic solution that would lead to lasting peace and stability in the Middle East. 

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Peya Mushelenga, made an appeal in a statement. 

Dr. Mushelenga said Namibia is concerned over tensions in the Middle East. His concerns came following explosions in Iran that were attributed to Israel.

United Nations agencies commemorate late President Hage Geingob's international legacy

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United Nations agencies gathered to engage in dialogue and reflect on the late President Hage Geingob's internationalist outlook. 

Representatives of the agencies paid tribute to the late Namibian president, recalling how President Geingob often emphasised the importance of international solidarity and referred to Namibia as a product of this solidarity.

United Nations urged Namibians to emulate Geingob's values

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The United Nations in Namibia has expressed deep sadness at the death of President Hage Geingob and highlighted that they stood, just as Geingob did, for the values of human rights, social justice, and the well-being of the Namibian people.

Hopolang Phororo, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Namibia, praised Geingob's leadership and vision for the country.

She emphasised the UN's commitment to continue working with Namibia to achieve the goals and aspirations that President Geingob had set for the country.

President Geingob unhappy with UN Security Council

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President Hage Geingob has expressed dissatisfaction with the UN Security Council, which he termed an "apartheid house" due to the lack of inclusivity.

He attributed this to the veto rights' power, saying it kills any decision.

The president states that this has become a continuous fight for Namibia and other African countries to secure seats in the UN Security Council.

187 UN member states vote to end US sanctions on on Cuba

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The draft UN resolution calling for the end of the US economic embargo has been adopted after 187 UN member states voted in support of the resolution.

The 187 member states argued that the US decision to ignore the previous resolutions of the World Body with impunity was unacceptable.

The blockade, imposed in 1962, has reached extreme levels, continues to demonstrate the centrality of US foreign policy on Cuba, and undermines all diplomatic efforts.

UN's partnership framework aligns with Namibia's 6th NDP - Phororo

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The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Namibia, Hopolang Phororo, says the body's partnership framework is aligned with Namibia's 6th National Development Plan.

Hopolang Phororo said this during a courtesy call to the nbc's headquarter in Windhoek.

Phororo explained that the UN's partnership framework places an emphasis on economic and social transformation, environmental sustainability, and good governance.

Phororo also welcomed Namibia's 2023 Population and Housing Census, saying it will assist them in their work.

UN streamlines several agencies in Namibia

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The United Nations in Namibia says it is streamlining the work of its several agencies.

UN Resident Coordinator Hopolang Phororo spoke to nbc News following a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House.

The UN has twenty agencies in Namibia, including the World Health Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation, UNAIDS, and UNESCO.

Each specialised agency has a specific mandate, supporting Namibia's development priorities articulated in the National Development Plans, Harambee Prosperity Plan, and Vision 2030.

UN vows continued cooperation towards meeting Namibia's 6th National Development Plan

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The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Namibia, Hopolang Phororo, says the UN will continue to implement its partnership framework to align with Namibia's 6th National Development Plan.

This will particularly focus on economic transformation, social transformation, good governance, and environmental sustainability.

Phororo was speaking during a courtesy visit to Vice President Nangolo Mbumba.

Association of Diplomatic Spouses and UN host food and craft bazaar

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The Association of the Diplomatic Spouses in Namibia, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, hosted its annual international food and craft bazaar in the capital.

The charity bazaar was meant to raise funds for combating gender-based violence.

This year, Lifeline/Childline is the targeted organisation to benefit from the event proceeds.

More than 22 different embassies are participating in the bazaar, raising funds to battle gender-based violence in the country.

Schlettwein calls for UN coordination in water management

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The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein calls for UN coordination in water management. 

The minister said the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres should create a position within the UN that takes responsibility for water.

Schlettwein who is attending the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York, said during an interview that the UN Secretary-General was approached by the Bonn Water Dialogues Key messages supporters to create a position within the UN that would be responsible for water and fill the coordination gap.