More than two years ago, Mr. Pang was first appointed as the Resident Coordinator to Namibia, the highest UN official and direct spokesperson of the UN SG.
He started his tenure at UN Namibia, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the UN Reform, the role of the Resident Coordinator’s Office has been completely overhauled, with a reinvigorated structure, the RC role became much more agile to adapt to the rapidly changing environment we face in the development world.
Mr. Pang was the first to take Office under this new mandate, with a new team and a vision to make invaluable contributions to drive the development agenda in Namibia ensuring that the UN System deliver together.
He has indeed been a trailblazer in a new role, setting benchmarks others can follow.
Mr. Pang has handled this role with incredible poise, strength and humility, only becoming of someone who has more than 30 years of experience in multilateral affairs and diplomacy.
From the onset, he faced the daunting task of steering a ship through some troubled waters and indeed, he managed to pull together UN Namibia to deliver in crisis and support the Republic of Namibia through the pandemic. Sen Pang has left an indelible mark on the staff and partners he has worked with, his quiet confidence and gracious spirit was felt across the country for UN, Government and Private sector events.
He was a consistent voice, always calm and courteous, strategically championing the development agenda and ensuring that the UN Namibia delivers impactful change within the context of the decade of action.
No project or event was small enough or unimportant enough for Mr. Pang to not attend or participate it. He has made it a point to get his hands dirty.
From small youth engagements with school children, to high level diplomatic events, Mr. Pang showed the same grace and eloquence to every event and initiative he attended.
On behalf of all staff at UN Namibia, thank you for your service Mr. Pang.