Namibia Invites Ban Ki-Moon

PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba has invited United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to Namibia to inaugurate the United Nations House in Windhoek.

The UN House is situated in the Klein Windhoek business area, and accommodates most UN organisations in Namibia including the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).

Pohamba’s invitation was delivered by Prime Minister Hage Geingob on Monday when he paid a courtesy call on the UN boss at that organisation’s headquarters in New York.

Speaking to Nampa immediately after the meeting, Geingob said Ban indicated that the invitation was long-overdue, and he will definitely look into it. The date for the inauguration has not been announced yet.

Geingob noted that they also discussed other issues, among them the UN’s reform process.

For well over a decade, there have been calls from various governments and citizens for the UN reform, like the expansion of the Security Council to give more balanced and equitable representation, especially regarding Africa.

Geingob said they also spoke about the Millennium Development Goals and Namibia’s development goals.

The UN leader then wished Namibia peaceful democratic elections, in view of the November 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Source : The Namibian