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. 

International representation at Geingob's funeral is a testament to his global stature 


The late President Hage G. Geingob was an established politician of international stature.

This was evident during his memorial and funeral ceremony, where close to 20 heads of state and a large number of international delegations from across the globe attended. 

The late Geingob believed in international coordination and multilateralism, and he was hailed by the United Nations for that. 

Namibia commemorates International Day of Human Rights


Today marks 75 years since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

However, demonstrations in Windhoek turned into violent clashes between the residents and the apartheid police, resulting in the killing and wounding of many natives 11 years after the document's passage in 1959.

These are the graves of those who felt the fatal wrath of the South African police forces on December 10, 1959.

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.

HPP to be guiding framework for UN's development initiatives


The Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) will continue to serve as a guiding framework for the execution of United Nations' development initiatives in Namibia.

This was said by Rachel Odede, UNICEF Country Representative in Namibia, when she bade farewell to President Hage Geingob at State House.

Odede also commended President Geingob's commitment to inclusivity as a cornerstone of nation-building and development.

The UN diplomat credits the experience she gained from serving in Namibia, which she says will be useful in Kenya and other UN member states.