The 2013-14 UNITAR Youth Ambassadors completed their study trip to Tokyo on 11-12 June 2013. This study trip was part of the UNITAR Youth Ambassador Programme, which aims at providing an opportunity for high school students in Hiroshima to learn about the UN system as well as careers in diplomacy and international affairs.
UNITAR delivered a very successful core diplomatic training entitled “Diplomatic Protocol in Geneva” to diplomats, international civil servants, government officials, and private sector specialists in Geneva.
12 June 2013, Geneva, Switzerland – For the first time, UNITAR facilitated a conference, programme of lectures, discussion panels and individualized consultations, in cooperation with partner organizations, gathering together 400 experts in the field of innovative trauma therapy.
During the course of this conference, UNITAR supported the humanitarian side track that took place from 6 - 8 June at the CICG.
May 2013, Algiers, People's democratic Republic of Algeria. In cooperation with the Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (IDRI) of the Algerian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, UNITAR organized a three-day training on the United Nations protocol. This workshop was aimed at diplomats and officials from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs likely to represent their country in the context of international meetings or multilateral conferences.
28 May 2013, New York, USA – The second part of the UNITAR NYO/ International Labour Organization (ILO) seminar series on Advancing Social Protection Floors took place at the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations. This seminar focused on financing SocialProtection floors.
The United Nations has released the 2013 Report of the Secretary-General on UNITAR. The report responds to resolution 2011/11 which the Council adopted at its substantive session in July 2011 and highlights a number of achievements that the Institute has made under the 2010-2012 Strategic Plan, including growth in beneficiary outreach, increased use of technology-enhanced tools for learning and enhanced quality and results-based management practices of the Institute’s programming.
In 2012, the Institute reached out to 27,387 individuals from virtually all Member States of the United Nations. The figure is inclusive of all types of events, from training and training-related briefings, courses, seminars and workshops to events reaching out to the public at large, such as conferences, public lectures, and side events. The figure also includes beneficiaries from events organized by other organizations and in which the Institute made important contributions.