FAO donates outreach vehicle to UNIC

23 May 2017 09:20am
WINDHOEK, 23 MAY (NAMPA) – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) on Monday donated a new vehicle to United Nations Information Centre(UNIC) in Windhoek.
A statement availed to the media by UNIC's Windhoek office on Monday states that the donation of the Toyota Corolla came at a critical time since the organization have not been mobile for the past five years due to a lack of transport.
The organization has been relying on outsourced companies to execute its daily operations as well as educational outreach aimed at strengthening the message of the UN system in the country, reads the statement.
According to the statement, the vehicle will aid the agency with its capacity and responsiveness in meeting its mandate to promote greater public understanding of aims and activities of the UN.
“This is done primarily by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to the Namibian people, especially in remote areas. The donation is in line with inter-agency collaborative efforts in promoting the work of the United Nations within Namibia,” the statement stated.
UNIC Windhoek’s National Information Officer, Anthea Basson said the vehicle will assist the UNIC office in maximizing its ability to render support and valuable information to the public and amplify its ability to implement outreach projects to attain its sustainable development goals.
FAO Representative to Namibia, Babagana Ahmadu said:“It is essential for UNIC Windhoek to have a vehicle in an effort to achieve the goal of Delivering as One.”
Established in 1992, the centre opened its doors in Windhoek in 15 April 1996.
Key to the organization’s objective is reaching people worldwide and share UN’s stories in their languages of preferences.
UNIC Windhoek forms part of a network of 63 United Nations Information Centres globally.