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UNITAR held Module 2 of the Training Series in Preparation for the General Assembly's 2020 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR)
28 July 2020
The session began with welcome remarks delivered by Mr. Marco Suazo, the head of office of the UNITAR New York office.
UNITAR Launches Training Series in Preparation for the General Assembly's 2020 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR)
28 July 2020
24 April 2020, New York, the United States – The first module of the “Realizing the Future We Want: Training series in preparation for the General Assembly’s 2020 quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) of operational activities for development of the United Nations system” successfully took place virtually with more than 225 participants. This series is a collaboration between UNITAR, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) that aims to equip Member States with the most relevant information as they prepare for the 2020 QCPR.
16 July 2020
16 July 2020, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR is pleased to present the Emoji Campaign “Stand Up for Road Safety” developed with the support of British Petroleum (BP) and the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE) to promote respect of traffic rules and good road safety behavior by all road users.
9 July 2020
Curitiba, Brazil, 9 July 2020 - New technologies have had unprecedented impacts on industries and on the performance of professionals. The so-called fourth industrial revolution provided the citizens of the 21st century with a set of technologies with unprecedented historical impacts, materialized in the wide digitalization and technological convergence of the most diverse aspects.
MODULE 3 of the Training Series in Preparation for the General Assembly's 2020 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR)
2 July 2020
2 July 2020, New York, United States – On 2 July 2020, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) office in New York, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), hosted the third module of the ‘Realizing the Future we Want’, a training series in preparation for the General Assembly’s 2020 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) of operational activities for development of the United Nations system. The focus of the third module was on funding UN operational activities for development and financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The module was held online, and attracted more than 150 participants from numerous Member States.
22 June 2020
22 June 2020, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR’s Division for People launched the “Webinar Series Management Practices for Safer Roads” to raise awareness about practical interventions and best practices that contribute to improve road safety. Mr. Nikhil Seth, Executive Director of UNITAR, kicked off the series and highlighted the importance of remaining focused on issues like road safety during these unprecedented times. “Let’s continue to take bold steps to reduce road traffic crashes and let’s further collaborate so that when the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, we stand ready to bring new learnings and best practices to the next decade of action for road safety”, stressed Mr. Seth.
Collaboration between UNITAR, UNDRR and WHO to Strengthen the Resilience of Local Governments by Integrating Public Health and Disaster Risk Management
8 June 2020
June 2020, Geneva, Switzerland - All communities are at risk of emergencies and disasters, including those associated with natural hazards, infectious disease outbreaks, conflicts, technological and other hazards. Particularly in the context of increased urbanization and climate change, frequency, severity and impact of those events are crucial. The health, economic, political and societal consequences of these hazards can be devastating for developed and developing countries.
4 June 2020
5 June 2020, Kennesaw, USA – UNITAR’s International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Atlanta (CIFAL Atlanta) successfully concluded today a week-long “Education for Sustainability and Human Rights Virtual Seminar” held 1-5 June 2020. During the 5-day virtual seminar, funded by the Miner Anderson Family Foundation, K-12 teacher participants across the State of Georgia have been learning about the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, exploring the attributes of global citizenship and human rights, and developing ideas for how to utilize these attributes in the classroom. The main goal of this seminar is for teachers in Georgia within every grade level to learn tools to authentically examine and integrate Human Rights as well as Sustainable Development issues and initiatives into their students’ educational experiences.
2 June 2020
1 June 2020, Malaga, Spain - UNITAR’s affiliated International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Malaga (CIFAL Malaga), with the support of UNICAJA Bank Foundation are pleased to present the “2030 Agenda and the SDGs Pedagogical Manual”, which aims to equip teachers with practical knowledge about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and targets to educate primary and secondary schoolchildren on these topics.
UNITAR, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Kennesaw State University host SDGs Virtual Showcase
19 May 2020
19 May 2020, Atlanta, USA – UNITAR in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University and CIFAL Atlanta hosted a virtual showcase to present their “Youth & Sustainable Development Goals” online training programme aimed at empowering young leaders to implement solutions that advance the global goals.