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11th June 2015 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday in Namibia

Thank you to all of you who joined us for our fantastic Queen’s Birthday Party in Windhoek yesterday. We were delighted to welcome to our traditional British garden party Namibian Speaker Professor Peter Katjavivi and eight government ministers (ranging from Environment & Tourism, to Mines & Energy, Defence, Higher Education, Sport and Poverty Eradication), in […]

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25th March 2015 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

The Land of the Brave turns 25

Namibia celebrated its Silver Jubilee this weekend – marking 25 years since it gained its independence from South Africa’s former Apartheid regime. It was a historic and joyous occasion for all Namibians. This significant birthday event also coincided with the inauguration of the country’s third democratically elected President. This provided an additional reason to celebrate. […]

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6th March 2015 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

Making it happen for International Women’s Day in Namibia

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Make It Happen”. Yesterday, I had the privilege to celebrate it in the presence of a group of impressive Namibian women who have all made it happen in their respective fields of diplomacy, financial services, media, human rights advocacy and government. Joining me for a special […]

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6th January 2015 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

Looking back and looking forward in Namibia

People are starting to slowly trickle back into Windhoek from their holidays all around the country and abroad – making this the perfect time to take stock and review the year that was – as well as to look ahead to the year to come. I am proud to say that 2014 was a busy […]

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16th October 2014 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

Addressing gender violence and inequality in Namibia

“There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.”   – U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON Addressing gender violence and inequality in Namibia The promotion and protection of women’s rights is more than a moral obligation.  It is enshrined in international human rights law. The […]

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18th September 2014 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

Caprivi connections

Last month I was fortunate enough to travel up to the extreme north east of Namibia to visit the Zambezi Region and catch up with some innovative UK-funded conservation and tourism projects taking place there. The region gained its new name in August 2013 but is still probably better known internationally by its former name: […]

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1st July 2014 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

Cycling the road to Glasgow and beyond

The following is a guest blog by Richard Shepherd, Cycling Coach from British Cycling. From the 16th to the 26th of June I visited Namibia in my role as an expert in Cycle Coaching and Development.  My experience comes from working as a Coach and Coach Educator for British Cycling and the world governing body […]

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10th June 2014 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

#Timetoact on Sexual Violence

Today sees the start of a ground-breaking summit in London to address the continuing scourge of sexual violence in conflict. More than 1,200 delegates, including government officials, international organisations, civil society and international experts are expected to attend the event to help spearhead growing international momentum to halt the use of rape and sexual violence […]

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2nd April 2014 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

Royal Naval backdrop helps showcase British security and prosperity excellence in Namibia

This week’s 3-day visit of HMS Portland – one of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates – to the port of Walvis Bay provided a great opportunity to showcase British military, security and prosperity excellence in Namibia as well as the UK’s diversity accomplishments. As the UK’s first female British High Commissioner to […]

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6th March 2014 Windhoek, Namibia

Marianne Young

by Marianne Young

High Commissioner, Windhoek

UN International Women’s Day 2014 – Guest Blog on Gender Based Violence by Yolande Engelbrecht, Legal Assistance Centre (LAC)

08 March is the 103rd UN International Women’s Day (IWD).  Protection of women’s rights is one of six key human rights priorities for the UK. The FCO has made strong statements on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and on sexual violence in conflict. The UK is hosting a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence […]

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