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The United Nations in Namibia

Namibia joined the United Nations on 23 April 1990 as its 160th member state. The UN has been a trusted partner to Namibia dating back to the time of independence. The United Nations in Namibia through its specialised agencies, funds and programmes work in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) and Development Partners towards ending poverty, reduction of inequality and a path towards sustainable development.


  1. The United Nations Partnership Framework with the Government, (UNPAF) 2019-2023, outlines the joint support of UN agencies to the realisation of the country’s National Development Plan and Vision 2030. UNPAF reflects a strong emphasis on the principle of ‘Leave No One Behind’.
  2. The United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPAF) is aligned to the country’s development priorities which include: Vision 2030, Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP), the National Development Plan (NDP 5), Agenda 2063 as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other international treaties and conventions.
  3. Namibia's Human Development Index (HDI) for 2018 is 0.645— which put the country in the medium human development category—positioning it at 130 out of 189 countries and territories.The HDI is an average measure of basic human development achievements in the country.
  4. Namibia continues efforts to reach people with HIV testing and treatment. 77% of all adults living with HIV in Namibia are virally suppressed.
  5. Namibia is ranked 7th in the world with regard to the percentage of Women in Parliament.
  6. Namibia has made progress in poverty reduction over the last decade (2008 – 2018) from 28% to 17.4%.

To learn more visit: https://namibia.un.org/

UN Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office

UN Entities in the Country

UN Key Documents

UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

UNDAF/CF Start Date
Start of new CF cycle