UN urges investment in women for economic progress 


Women's empowerment is pivotal to creating systematic change and breaking down barriers that women face in accessing finance.

The United Nations has themed this year's Women's Day, 'Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress' placing a strong focus on addressing economic disempowerment. 

Women are often described as the backbone of society, while another goes, 'Give a woman a dollar, and she will multiply it."

Yet the realities on the ground suggest that gender inequality remains entrenched in some societies across the globe, and Namibia is no exception. 

Swapo Party stands in solidarity with Palestine


Voices around the world are amplifying the call to stand in solidarity with Palestine and stop the violence in which thousands have been killed.

A petition read by the Swapo Party's Secretary for External Relations, Dr. Peya Mushelenga, to the United Nations calls upon the international body on peace and security to intensify its voice and act decisively to apply pressure on Israel to stop the killings of the people of Palestine.

Stakeholders to conduct study on informal economy


In cooperation with the UN in Namibia, the Bank of Namibia, the Ministries of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment Creation, Industrialization, and Trade intend to conduct a study to comprehend the informal economy and its diversity, pinpoint solutions for related problems, and highlight opportunities for interventions.

Informal employment in Namibia has significant implications for people, enterprises, and the country's economy and social development.

UN streamlines several agencies in Namibia


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.