Embassy of Namibia in Finland

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To all travellers to the Republic of Namibia under the current situation, please read carefully!
08/09/2020

To all travellers to the Republic of Namibia under the current situation, please read carefully!

Ambassador Haufiku will be speaking tomorrow in Ambitious Africa event. The event will be held online starting at 11am, ...
17/06/2020

Ambassador Haufiku will be speaking tomorrow in Ambitious Africa event. The event will be held online starting at 11am, and it is open for anyone to join. Welcome to network in this interesting event!

NSFAF Covid-19 support available for all Namibian students in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
03/06/2020

NSFAF Covid-19 support available for all Namibian students in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Information regarding Air Namibia's availability for charter services and repatriation of nationals
28/04/2020

Information regarding Air Namibia's availability for charter services and repatriation of nationals

30/03/2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia operates during specific hours: Mon-Fri from 11.00-15.00. In urgent consular matters please call +358 50 305 0998.

Counting on your cooperation and stay safe.

The Embassy staff

17/03/2020
12/03/2020

The Embassy of Namibia acknowledges the situation with the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Finland and follows closely its development. If you suspect you have contracted an infectious disease, follow the instructions of the local authorities:

IF YOU ARE ILL, DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL, DAY CARE OR WORK. If you have a mild cold, you can stay at home and wait until you feel better. If you think you need professional medical care (if you for example have a high fever or breathing difficulties) or if you suspect that you have contracted the novel coronavirus, call your health centre and ask for instructions. This helps us prevent the disease from spreading.

Corona Virus

IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAVE THE SYMPTOMS LISTED BELOW, call your health centre and stay at home while you wait for instructions:

• symptoms of acute respiratory infection, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath and
• you have travelled in the epidemic area within the past 14 days before your symptoms started, or been in close contact with someone who has contracted the coronavirus within the past 14 days before your symptoms started.

DO NOT GO TO YOUR LOCAL BASIC HEALTH CARE STATION, NOR TO THE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, but call the following numbers:
-Corona Virus Advice Service: 09 310 10024 (Metropolitan area)
-Nationwide Advice Service: 0295 535535
-Medical Helpline: 116 117

A nurse will give you the information you need. You can call these numbers from Monday to Friday 07.00-20.00. During night time, holidays and weekends you need to call the Medical Helpline: 116 117.

Mr. Simo Lahtinen visited the Embassy to discuss a project of establishing a veterans' village to Namibia
28/02/2020

Mr. Simo Lahtinen visited the Embassy to discuss a project of establishing a veterans' village to Namibia

Mr. Vismantas Raskinis, Honorary Consul of Namibia to Lithuania, commissioned in September 2019, visited the Embassy of ...
31/01/2020

Mr. Vismantas Raskinis, Honorary Consul of Namibia to Lithuania, commissioned in September 2019, visited the Embassy of Namibia in Helsinki to familiarize himself with the priorities of the Diplomatic Mission and to discuss the annual plan of the Honorary Consulate.

Delegation from Cabinet Secretariat of the Prime Minister's Office with Ambassador Haufiku in Tallinn Estonia for Benchm...
15/11/2019

Delegation from Cabinet Secretariat of the Prime Minister's Office with Ambassador Haufiku in Tallinn Estonia for Benchmarking visit on development and implementation of the eCabinet system in Namibia

Remember to vote, your vote counts!
11/11/2019

Remember to vote, your vote counts!

Voting at Mission 13 November 2019!
05/11/2019

Voting at Mission 13 November 2019!

Ulkoministeriö - utrikesministeriet
02/11/2019
Ulkoministeriö - utrikesministeriet

Ulkoministeriö - utrikesministeriet

Suomen ja Namibian väliset suhteet ovat poikkeuksellisen pitkät ja hyvät. Mittavan yhteisen historian johdosta vieraita, tapahtumia ja tehtävää riittää. Vuosi 2019 onkin ollut Windhoekin-suurlähetystössä tuttuun tapaan kiireinen. Lue lähetystön arjesta 👇

Embassy of Finland in Windhoek - Suomen suurlähetystö Windhoekissa
02/11/2019

Embassy of Finland in Windhoek - Suomen suurlähetystö Windhoekissa

Our Embassy welcomed a group of young visa applicants from the Gymnastics Federation of #Namibia. They will participate in Fincup, an international trampoline competition, to be organised in #Finland this weekend. The competition is open for all nations and will take place in Espoo. We wish good luck for the team!

Embassy of Finland in Windhoek - Suomen suurlähetystö Windhoekissa
02/11/2019

Embassy of Finland in Windhoek - Suomen suurlähetystö Windhoekissa

On Tuesday, the spotlight was on Finnish education when we hosted our annual Team Finland event with nearly 200 guests.

“One of the greatest strengths of education in Finland is that it offers everyone equal opportunities to study, regardless of social and financial background. In Finland, education is free, from pre-primary level to higher education and even further. Instead of competition and comparison, basic education focuses on support and guidance for the pupils as individuals. Teachers are highly trained, with university-level degrees. Their profession is held in high regard,” Ambassador Pirkko-Liisa Kyöstilä stated in her opening remarks.

Featured during the day were an introduction to our education system and several presentations by Finnish companies and educational institutions such as Eduix, Polar Partners, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and the University of Turku.

The role of teacher education was also on the table during a panel discussion with Hon. Dr. Rebecca Ndjoze-Ojo, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation; Prof. Kenneth Matengu, Vice Chancellor of the University of Namibia and Mr. Djaffar Moussa-Elkadhum, Head of UNESCO in Namibia. In addition, Acting Executive Director Edda Bohn delivered remarks on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.

The event was organised together with the Southern Africa Innovation Support programme and Dololo. They brought to the audience an interesting dialogue on the opportunities of the Namibian innovation environment as well as an inspiring workshop with educational key stakeholders.

We will publish the presentations on the Embassy’s website in due course.

Meanwhile, check out bit.ly/2PDVjgI if you are interested in learning more about Finnish education.

Once again, thank you everyone!

Embassy of Finland in Windhoek - Suomen suurlähetystö Windhoekissa
01/10/2019

Embassy of Finland in Windhoek - Suomen suurlähetystö Windhoekissa

Last call! We accept proposals for the Fund for Local Cooperation for ten more days. The deadline for submitting applications is 10 October 2019 at 16:15 local time. Selected projects will receive a grant between EUR 10 000 - 100 000.

For more information please visit our website: bit.ly/2kvFTxS. You may also wish to check out the news stories made by One Africa TV and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation: bit.ly/2mljDHL and bit.ly/2LZTOrb.

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Namibia in the Republic of Lithuania
28/09/2019

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Namibia in the Republic of Lithuania

14 of September. Kaunas. Lithuania. Vismantas Raškinis, Honorary Consul, together with Hon. Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development

Rugsėjo 14d. Kaunas. Lietuva. Garbės Konsulas - Vismantas Raškinis, kartu su ministru Tjekero Tweya.

Public Invitation from Laura Horelli, film maker Her short documentary “Newstime” will be screened on Sunday, 29 Septemb...
27/09/2019
Short But True | 32nd Rakkautta & Anarkiaa

Public Invitation from Laura Horelli, film maker

Her short documentary “Newstime” will be screened on Sunday, 29 September 2019, from 16:15 in Kino Engel as part of Love&Anarchy Helsinki International Film Festival.

https://hiff.fi/en/elokuvat/short-but-true/

The screening of short documentaries sheds light on the dark side of the ice cream business in Ireland and the privileged life of the French Ambassador’s wife in Burkina Faso.

Dr. Hage Geingob
26/09/2019

Dr. Hage Geingob

MY STATEMENT AT THE GENERAL DEBATE OF THE 74th SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

We are gathered as leaders of the global community, as we have been doing for the passed 74 years, since inception at San Francisco. The United Nations has been the beacon of hope for those who yearn for freedom, independence, peace, decent livelihood and dignified life. It has been a daunting task to deliver on the hopes of all the worlds people and although there have been shortcomings; we have averted returning to the darkness that necessitated the birth of this organisation. Through multilateralism, we have consistently steered the world away from the precipice of calamity, by placing a premium on peace.

Peace is a deep-rooted commitment to the principles of liberty, justice, equality and solidarity among all human beings.
Peace is also a harmonious partnership of humankind with the environment. These statements emanate from ‘The International Congress on Peace in the Minds of Men’, held on the initiative of UNESCO, over thirty years ago, when the people of the world anticipated a 21st Century, in which the ethos of international solidarity and harmony would reach a crowning moment.

Today, as we debate our theme, “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”, there is need for introspection. Considering the realities of the world today, we must ask ourselves – Can we eradicate poverty without peace? Can we act consequentially on climate change and achieve socio-economic inclusion, without peace? We must ponder these burning questions as we look ahead to celebrating the 75th anniversary of our organization, next year.

Mr. President,
You hail from a sisterly country whose principled and generous contribution to Africa’s decolonization process is unquestionable. I extend congratulations to you and your country, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on your unanimous election as President of the 74th Session of the General Assembly. I assure you of Namibia’s support and cooperation during your tenure.

I also express Namibia’s appreciation to your predecessor, Her Excellency Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, for her sterling stewardship of our organization’s work during her tenure. Mr. Secretary General, I wish to commend you for your sterling stewardship of our organization, which under your able leadership, continues to be at the forefront of safeguarding the welfare and security of the people and nations of the world.

Your detailed report on the progress towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals indicates that worldwide, poverty is still on the rise, compounded by multiple factors including, natural disasters. This places under threat the, economies of our nations and jeopardizes the aspirations of developing nations, exacerbating inequalities and plunging our people further into poverty and despair.

Despite these realities, Namibia is making inroads in eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities in income and wealth. Our Government allocates a high percentage of resources to the social sectors, including universal access to education and a highly subsidized healthcare system, with the aim to reverse the effects of the skewed economy. These investments have attained a measure of success. Within a period of 22 years, poverty in
Namibia has declined from a 70 percent baseline, down to 18 percent by 2016, lifting more than 400,000 members of our population out of poverty since independence.

According to the June 2017 World Bank Report, Namibia’s gradual decline in poverty is attributable to a targeted policy framework that includes “a well-developed programme of cash transfers to vulnerable segments of the population”. The administration of social safety nets has been a cornerstone in our multi-pronged fight against poverty. Namibia remains among the most unequal societies in the world, attesting to the deeply embedded structural nature of our problem. The status quo is not sustainable and Namibia is taking steps to build a more inclusive society.

At this juncture, let me draw attention to the difficult situation that so-called “upper middle- income countries” like Namibia find themselves in. We have maintained that while the concept of upper middle-income countries is valid, it’s application, which takes our GDP and divides it by our small population, thus deriving a high per capita income, is a flawed formula and requires urgent reconsideration.

Mr. President,
The year 2019 has brought the reality of climate change to the shores of every continent. We have witnessed numerous weather phenomena globally, which have caused immense destruction and human suffering. We extend our solidarity to all people whose lives have been upended by these adverse weather phenomena.

Currently, Namibia is under a state of emergency due to a severe, widespread and prolonged period of drought, with adverse effect on the livelihoods of our people. This vulnerability poses a major obstacle in achieving Agenda 2030.
With this in mind, Namibia reiterates her commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR), should guide our commitment to tackling the global environmental challenges.

Mr. President,
In the quest for global peace, the African Union and the United Nations are solid partners in conflict
resolution. This cooperation has helped to silence the guns in many parts of Africa. These efforts are informed by our understanding tat without peace, our ability to realize Agenda 2063 and the recently launched African Continental Free Trade Area will be undermined.

Mr. Secretary General,
We cannot talk of leaving no one behind when we live in a world in which the people of Western Sahara and Palestine have been left behind. Informed by the anticolonial struggle in our region and the international solidarity extended to us, SADC convened a Solidarity Conference for Polisario and the people of Western Sahara, in March 2019 in South Africa, where we reiterated our unwavering commitment to the right to self-
determination and freedom of the people of Western Sahara.
Similarly, the people of Palestine have the fundamental right to self-determination and independence. We must achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, with the establishment of two States, co-existing in an atmosphere of peace and security.

With regard to Cuba, we express our disappointment that we have regressed from the thawing of relations that we witnessed a few years ago. We renew our call for the lifting of the outdated economic and financial embargo on Cuba. We further call on the lifting of the sanctions on Zimbabwe, in support of their pursuit for economic
development, unity and prosperity.

We also extend our solidarity with the government and people of Venezuela and commend the mediation efforts by the Kingdom of Norway.

Mr. President,
Next year, the 75th Anniversary will present an opportunity to conclude the reform of the United Nations Security Council. In order to reposition the Security Council to effectively address the new and emerging challenges of international peace and security, we need to conclude the Inter- Governmental Negotiation process. In this respect, Namibia reiterates the African Common Position on Security Council Reform as articulated in Ezulwini Consensus and Sirte Declaration and extends appreciation to those member states that have embraced the African Common Position.

Mr. President,
I have a deeply held conviction that inclusivity spells harmony, while exclusivity spells conflict. We therefore cannot afford to leave out the majority of the world’s population, in our pursuit of prosperity. Without the full involvement of women and youth, we miss an opportunity to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

It is this understanding that guides Namibia’s commitment to reaching gender parity at the highest levels of governance and leadership.
We are approaching the 20th anniversary of Resolution 1325, on Women, Peace and Security, which was adopted under Namibia’s Presidency of the UN Security Council in 2000. As we prepare to assess the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, we welcome the increased
participation of women in UN and AU peacekeeping operations.

A few days ago, young people converged here to demand consequential climate action that will safeguard the planet. They presented innovative ideas and expressed their desire and commitment to spearhead the process of finding lasting solutions to this existential threat. The actions of the youth reflect their concern for the future of this planet. The process of solution finding must be inclusive, so as to leverage the participation of young people. We will heed this Call.

Your Excellencies,
Next year we will gather here to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of this global parliament “of the people”. It is my hope that the
outcomes of these deliberations will galvanize concrete efforts to arrest and reverse the existential threat of climate change.

Let us draw inspiration from the poignant words of Martin Luther King Junior, who said “If we are to have peace on earth... our loyalties must transcend our race, tribe, class and our nation. This means we must develop a world perspective.”

We have a responsibility to establish a world that
should transcend racism, tribalism and nationalism. We must bequeath to our children a world that is
more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous; a world in which they can access opportunities to employ
their gifts and talents; each according to his or her
need and each according to his or her ability; a world where women and the youth should no
longer suffer exclusion. The future hinges on their participation. And we must ensure that they are no longer on the fringes of decision making but at the forefront of galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion.

I thank you.

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