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22 October 2021
26 October 2021, Hiroshima, Japan - UNITAR ran its online training programme Social entrepreneurship training programme for women in the Horn of Africa from October 2020 to June 2021. 247 women entrepreneurs from Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan joined the programme. Participants developed entrepreneurial skills to address local needs through innovative and creative business solutions.
22 October 2021
22 October 2021, Hiroshima, Japan - Hayder Maala, alumnus of the UNITAR Iraq Fellowship Programme, believes entrepreneurship training for young people will help Iraq’s development. After attending a UNITAR training of trainers programme, Hayder started a youth development NGO and a startup incubator, and became a coach for UNITAR programmes. He is now managing the digital/frontier technologies programme for UNITAR's Division for Prosperity. Applications are being accepted for the "Leading Inclusive 4IR: Empowering Women in Iraq for the Future of Work through Digital Reskilling" programme.
21 October 2021
21 October 2021, Geneva, Switzerland - During the 2021 World Data Forum (WDF), on the 6th of October 2021 in Bern, Switzerland, UNITAR, UN Statistics Division (UNSD) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) organized, in collaboration with the Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST), organized a hybrid session “Statistics and Data Smart: Innovative solutions for increasing statistical literacy of the general public”. Conversations focused on strategies and initiatives to improve statistical literacy of different stakeholders from children, journalists to policy-makers and business people as well as citizens at large and promote an effective use of data in support of better societies.
21 October 2021
21 October 2021, Hiroshima, Japan – On 15 November 2021, UNITAR is launching its 6-week online training programme Strategic Response to COVID-19 Crisis: Empowering the Sahel Region through Digital Reskilling and Upskilling to Enhance Productive Sources of Livelihood and Employment and is currently accepting applications until 10 November.
20 October 2021
John Wain, Senior Emergency Shelter Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), recalled the evolution of their work and how UNOSAT supported them with satellite imagery analysis to better plan for new settlements.
20 October 2021
Twenty-two 2021 UNITAR Hiroshima Youth Ambassadors are exploring ideas to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) in a post-COVID-19 world.
In the 3-month programme, Hiroshima high school students examine today’s pressing issues so they can become future global leaders.
The 2021 round started in July and will include five workshops and group work.
The Youth Ambassadors will make their final presentations on 24 October 2021 in a public webinar (in Japanese only).
Leading companies NEC and H&M joined to give the Youth Ambassadors a broader perspective of the SDGs.
12 October 2021
12 October 2021, New York, USA - The United Nations for Training and Research office in New York, in collaboration with Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, launched part 1 of Looking Towards COP 26: Sustainable Agriculture, Labor Rights and Just Transitions in Accelerating SDG Implementation. The course focuses on several SDGs like SDG 2 Zero Hunger, SDG 9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, and SDG 13 Climate Action and was attended by approximately 61 participants.
8 October 2021
8 October 2021, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity is relaunching a programme in Afghanistan that had been halted due to unrest in the country.
6 October 2021
6 October 2021, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity has launched the #FreedomToLearn donation drive with UNITAR Association to boost the financial resilience of women in Afghanistan in these times of heightened uncertainty. The campaign targets residents of Japan.
1 October 2021
1 October 2021, New York, USA – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office launched the Global Diplomacy Initiative (GDI). This programme provides students with practical knowledge and experience of global diplomacy and all things United Nations.