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7 June 2023
7 June 2023, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity will host its first metaverse event “20 Years of Innovation: UNITAR Hiroshima Metaverse Award Ceremony” on 23 June 2023, from 5 to 6 p.m. JST (UTC+9). Three youths will be awarded for their stand-out videos for the UNITAR’s Video Challenge, which calls for videos featuring the role of the youth in digital innovation and promoting sustainable peace. Youths can still join the challenge, until 15 June, and be considered for the award. The award ceremony is open to all; register for access.
5 June 2023
5 June 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - Hosting 35 international organizations and more than 250 NGOs, Geneva offers itself a whole series of potentially formative experiences. The particularity of the city makes it one of the first poles of world governance where international commitments in favor of humanity are taken in a daily basis. Hence, getting immerse into this multilateral working environment represents a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of international cooperation.
5 June 2023
05 June 2023, New York, USA - As the first in-person Elections Officer Workshop after the pandemic, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research made a remarkable start by hosting the two-day (24-25 May) presentations of the workshop titled, "Elections to UN Organs: Workshop for Election Officers." This highly anticipated event achieved great success in enhancing the understanding of election procedures and processes among the dedicated participating officers. The workshop garnered 90 participants who were effectively equipped with invaluable tools to identify opportunities for candidatures, empowering them to make informed decisions in their roles. Furthermore, the workshop provided election officers with insightful knowledge of successful campaigning strategies, enabling them to contribute to fair and transparent electoral processes.
2 June 2023
02 June 2023, New York, USA - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research New York Office, concluded the “Art of Speech Writing” training of Monegasque Diplomats with the Professor Mr Sandy Singer at the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations in New York.
2 June 2023
02 June 2023, New York, United States - The Global Diplomacy Initiative (GDI) Closing Ceremony was held at the United Nations Headquarters by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office to celebrate the achievements of the GDI Graduates from the Spring 2023 Cohort. The GDI Programme offers a unique learning experience for students and professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of the United Nations and its functioning, providing them with the opportunity to gain knowledge and insights from experts and diplomats in the field.
CIFAL Merida and the International Airport of Merida Share Experiences in Disaster Preparedness Prior to the Start of the Tropical Cyclone Season
1 June 2023
24 – 25 May, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic – Being aware of the important role that country entry points play in the response to a disaster situation, especially in tourist destinations, CIFAL Merida and ASUR Group (Southeast Airport Group, ASUR), developed the seminar "Disaster Preparedness in Ports and Airports". This event was held in alliance with other regional stakeholders such as AERODOM (Dominican Airports); ASHONORTE (Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Enterprises of the North); and the Outreach Aid to the Americas and Community Port Resilience Program; and, for the first time, was carried out in the city of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic Continues its efforts in the Prevention of Drinking and Driving through Training and Public Awareness
1 June 2023
1 June 2023, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in partnership with the Dominican National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (INTRANT), keeps pursuing its efforts to raise awareness, change attitudes, and ultimately reduce the number of alcohol-related road crashes in the Dominican Republic with the Autosobriety Training Programme to Prevent Drink-Driving.
Autosobriety Training Programme to Prevent Drink-Driving Concludes its First Year of Implementation in Cambodia
31 May 2023
31 May 2023, Phnom Penh, Cambodia –The Autosobriety Training Programme to Prevent Drink-Driving in Cambodia concluded its first year of implementation with a closing ceremony today. UNITAR, in partnership with the Cambodia Safety Solution Organization (CAMSAFE), the Ministry of Public Works and Transport from the Kingdom of Cambodia, the National Road Safety Committee, the Cambodian Red Cross, and Pernod Ricard celebrated the accomplishments of the Programme, while underscoring the significance of Autosobriety in raising awareness about drink-driving and contributing to prevent road traffic crashes and injuries related to alcohol.
29 May 2023
29 May 2023, Hiroshima, Japan - Nineteen-year-old Céline Arslane has a dream: to become a human rights activist and provide psychological support to refugees and war survivors. She wants to help people as others helped her.
26 May 2023
Deltina Solomon is a deputy project manager for two United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) disaster management projects in the Solomon Islands. She joined the 2022 UNITAR Hiroshima Women’s Leadership in Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme to enhance her work as a front-line officer in disaster risk reduction.