fonds NA - Records of the Namibia Institute

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Records of the Namibia Institute


  • 1974-1977 (Creation)

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0.02 cubic metres

1 file

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Administrative history

The United Nations Council for Namibia adopted a plan to establish a tertiary education institution for Namibia in September 1974. The Institute was intended to help to prepare Namibians for the administration of their country and to take up positions in an independent Namibia. Namibia did not have its own tertiary education system and the United Nations Council for Namibia, under Sean MacBride, recommended the creation of an Institute for Namibia in Zambia. The Institute was opened in Lusaka on 26 August 1976 by the then President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda. It closed in September 1990, six months after Namibia’s independence.

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Proposals, reports and press cuttings on the establishment and early operation of the Institute, 1974-1977. Including: UN report on the Institute, December 1976; report of the 'Workshop on the Curriculum', January 1977; report on research activities to be undertaken by the Institute, March 1977; background information relating to UNIN; press cuttings on the Institute, 1975-77.


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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

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  • English

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The archive of the United Nations Institute for Namibia is held in the University of Namibia Archives.

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GB 193

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ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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