10 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) conducted a workshop on Climate Change Diplomacy in close collaboration with the Seychellois Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism and the Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment in Victoria, Seychelles. The programme, held from 31 October to 3 November, brought together participants and experts representing various sectors of the country.

Led by senior UNITAR expert, Ms. Ana Maria Kleymeyer, and with the invaluable support of the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office (UNRCO) for Mauritius and Seychelles, the training focused on the preparation of SIDS for the upcoming COP28 taking place in Dubai in November and in December this year. The training was inaugurated by Ms Katie Lalor - Australian Charge d'Affaires to Mauritius, Dr Rex Mpazanje - WHO Representative in Seychelles and the expertise of Dr David Dutton - Assistant Secretary of Climate and Environmental Diplomacy.

This activity was made possible through UNITAR's Leave No One Behind Fund (LNOB Fund), which is a funding instrument that helps UNITAR to deliver on its mandate and meet the learning and broader capacity development needs of individuals, organizations and institutions from the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries, the small island developing States, countries in Africa and countries in and emerging from conflict (collectively referred as the countries in special situations). 

For additional information about this important training session in Seychelles, and/or to explore opportunities to participate in similar training programmes coordinated by UNITAR, please contact beatrice.stanimirova@unitar.org.


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