On 24 October 2013, Ambassador Simon Madjumo Maruta presented his credentials to the UN office in Vienna (UNOV) as Namibia`s Resident Permanent Representative.
Ambassador Simon Madjumo Maruta is also Namibia`s Resident Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Provisional Technical Secretariat of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
The work of all these organizations are complementary in nature and evolve around peace, security and sustainable development. These are principles at the core of the multilateral policy of Namibia. The Permanent Mission of Namibia therefore, seeks to advance the interests of the Government and People of Namibia through negotiations as well as constant monitoring of relevant activities in the respective UN organisations based in Vienna
A country of about 2 million inhabitants, developmental issues related to drugs and crime are important to Namibia and the Permanent Mission of Namibia takes a active part in the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Namibia is among the world`s largest uranium producing countries. As such, nuclear science and technology are important to sustainable development in Namibia. The Permanent Mission seeks to maintain and maximize Namibia`s benefits from the IAEA.
Namibia adopted its long-term Development Programme Vision 2030 aimed at transforming and elevating the living standards of the Namibian people through industrialization of the Namibian economy. In this respect, the Permanent Mission attaches great importance to the work of UNODC
The CTBTO maintains two infrasound stations in Namibia, and our nationals obtain valuable expertise from this Organisation.The Permanent Mission also takes an active part in working for the entry into force of the treaty.