Namibia was occupied by South Africa throughout the World Wars and did not gain its independence till 1988, when South Africa agreed to end its administration. This act came with the UN peace plan for the entire region.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Namibia, Republik Namibia, Republiek van Namibië
Capitol: 
Windhoek
Population: 
2,192,000
Languages: 
English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
825,615
Year of UN Membership: 
1990
Year of Present State Formation: 
1990
Online Profiles
Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$13.323 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$8,603 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
4.40 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.63
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
61.30
Unemployment: 
27.40%
Foreign Aid Recieved: 
$264.86Million (USD)
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AfDB: African Development Bank
AU: African Union
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CD: Community of Democracies
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
SACU: Southern African Customs Union
SADC: Southern African Development Community
WCO: World Customs Organization
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
360 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1502
New York, NY 10017
(212) 685-2003
(212) 685-1561
namibia@un.int

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