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28 November 2023, Nuku'alofa, Tonga  – The Government of Tonga, in collaboration with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), successfully convened a pivotal two-day workshop on Critical Infrastructure Stress Testing and Principles for Resilient Infrastructures at the Tanoa Hotel on November 28-29, 2023. 
28 November 2023, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR alumna Karmen Chebib is Head of the Information and Public Relations Unit at the Center for Educational Research and Development, Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon. Through education, she works to dismantle entrenched gender stereotypes that keep women and girls behind.
28 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland – On 9 November 2023, UNITAR Division for Prosperity held a programme launch and orientation for the Japan-funded training programme “Developing Green Livelihoods for Women and Youth in Africa: Strengthening Food Security, Supporting Climate Resilient Economies”. Through the programme, 150 women and youth participants from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe with a passion for development will gain skills to support climate-resilient economies. It will run from November 2023 to February 2024 and have online and in-person elements.
Guests of the launch and orientation included government officials, programme partners and participants of the new programme.
28 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR Division for Prosperity held a launch and orientation for the Japan-funded training programme “Developing Essential Digital Skills for Women and Youth in Africa: Enhancing Employment Opportunities and Livelihood Development in the Digital Economy”. The programme aims to enhance the employability and competitiveness of African women and youth in the global workforce, readying them with the “4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)” and future-of-work digital skills in a digital-driven world. The programme focuses on 24 Anglophone African countries and will run from November 2023 to February 2024.
The Climate Change Negotiations and Health e-course has been updated ahead of COP28. The course unpacks the interlinkages between climate change and health and aims to answer important questions, such as the current state of climate change negotiations at the international level with regard to health, and how climate change is impacting human health.
27 November 2023, Durban, South Africa – In collaboration with CIFAL Durban, the eThekwini Municipal Academy (EMA) and its Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE), UNITAR is starting today a series of training workshops on “Management Practices for Safer Roads”. The series starts in Durban on 27 November, followed by Cape Town on 28 November, and Bloemfontein on 30 November.
27 November 2023, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity welcomed Ms Jaehyang (Jae) So to its Advisory Board, effective November 2023. Ms. So is the Chair of the Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership, a global action network with over 3,000 partner organizations in 179 countries. She worked for 30 years at the World Bank Group on a range of development topics, including infrastructure, water, urban development, gender and public-private partnerships.
24 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of a pioneering initiative in celebration of its 60th Anniversary—the UNITAR Metaverse. This immersive virtual journey marks a significant milestone as the first United Nations native Metaverse, harnessing technology to advance UNITAR's mission and bring its initiatives to a global audience.
24 November 2023, Hiroshima, Japan - On 3 October 2023, UNITAR, in partnership with the University of Geneva, hosted a public forum “Scaling Responsible Entrepreneurship and Solutions to Global Challenges”. The forum was part of UNITAR’s 60th anniversary celebration and featured members of the UNITAR Division for Prosperity Advisory Board.
The event brought together individuals and organizations from all over the world to foster public-private partnerships to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.
24 November 2023, Hiroshima, Japan – Molly Faamanatu Nielsen is Assistant Chief Executive Officer at the Disaster Management Office of the Samoa National Emergency Management Office (NDMO), which is under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. In March 2023, Molly joined as a resource person for the 2023 UNITAR Hiroshima Women’s Leadership in Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme for World Tsunami Awareness Day.