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Namibia at the UN

Membership to the Commission on the International Trade Law (2007 - 2
2004 - 2006
Membership to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Membership to Subsidiary Bodies
  • Committee on Conferences (2000-2003)
  • Committee on Contributions
  • Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (2001 - 2003)
  • Credentials Committee (1996 - 1998)
  • Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) (2007 - 2011)
  • Commission on Social Development (CSocDev) (2007 - 2011)
Membership to Specialized Agencies
  • Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund (1996 - 1998)
  • Executive Committee of the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR)
  • UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Trade and Development Board
Namibia's membership to other UN related bodies
  • International Criminal Court
  • Law of the Sea Treaty Bodies
  • International Seabed Authority, member Group E
  • Member of the Legal and Technical Commission
2003 - 2005
Member of UNEP Governing Council
2001 - 2003
Member of UNIFEM Consultative Committee
Namibia was elected one of the 5 the Vice-Presidents of the International Conference on financing for Development (Monterry, Mexico).
1999 - 2000
Namibia served as a member of the Security Council and presided over the work of the Council in August 1999 and October 2000. During that period Ambassador M. Andjabaled led Security council Missions to Indonesia and East Timor from 8 to 12 September 1999 and from 9 to 18 November 2000 .
From 4 - 8 May 2000 Namibia participated in the Security Council Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Great Lakes Region, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Hon. Dr. Theo-Ben Gurirab, then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, served as the President of the 54th Session of the UNGA. This Session successfully prepared for the Millennium Summit which adopted the historic Millennium Declaration and was co-chaired by H.E. Dr. Sam Nujoma, Founding President of the Republic of Namibia and H.E. Tarja Halonen, President of Finland.
Namibia served as Vice-Chairman in the Third Committee of the 55th Session (2000)
Vice-Coordinator for the Third Committee of the African Group (2006)
Hon. Mrs. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah was elected as the Rapporteur-General of the Fourth World Conference on Women