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8 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Global Surgery Foundation launched version 2.0 of the Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC) Hub.
6 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - To mark UNITAR's 60th anniversary, a gala concert entitled “Music from all corners of the world for peace and our planet” will take place on Thursday, 16 November 2023 at 19:30, at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. This gala concert pays tribute to our commitment to empower individuals and organizations to create positive change for peace and sustainability.

6 November 2023, Petten, Netherlands - On 27-29 September 2023 UNITAR Division for Prosperity, in collaboration with UNEP and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), as member entities of the World Water Quality Alliance, co-organized the Innovation Workshop in Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment, in which 65 participants from all around the world attended.
6 November 2023, Hiroshima, Japan – In September 2023, UNITAR Division for Prosperity signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a well-known organization in the IT industry, Kyiv IT Cluster. The organization will support Ukrainian women evacuees in Poland through collaboration in the UNITAR training programme “Bolstering livelihoods: Digital reskilling for Ukrainian women evacuees in Poland”. The programme will train over 500 Ukrainian women in high-demand digital skills so they can enhance their livelihoods. This is the first UNITAR Division for Prosperity programme to support the evacuees of Ukraine.
02 November 2023, New York, USA - On 31 October 2023, in a collaborative effort, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) recently partnered with the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Laws of the Sea (DOALOS) to host a groundbreaking briefing session that delved into critical aspects of international maritime law and the future of ocean governance. The event, led by Mr. Miguel De Serpa Soares, set the stage for a comprehensive exploration of key concepts and processes within the field.
November 2023, Port Vila, Vanuatu – The United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) joined hands with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to extend the delivery of technical training in geospatial information technology at the subnational level in Vanuatu. These trainings had been designed for the PWD engineers, specifically focusing on the use of GIT and road network digitisation in Vanuatu. The first training for Shefa was conducted in May 2023, followed by the trainings in Torba and Sanma in August. Trainings in Tafea and Penama provinces were completed in September and October 2023, respectively.
31 October 2023, Hiroshima, Japan - In September 2023, UNITAR signed a memorandum of understanding with the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy in Ukraine to support Ukrainian women evacuees in Poland through a UNITAR digital reskilling training programme. Kyiv Mohyla Academy, whose faculty of computer sciences is well-known for its outstanding programmes in cybersecurity, will contribute its technical expertise to the UNITAR digital reskilling programme.
26 October 2023, New York, USA - UNITAR and Columbia Law School conducted the first session for the Fall series titled “Ask for More: Master Diplomatic Advocacy Through Asking the Right Questions”. Mr. Marco Suazo, head of UNITAR New York Office, started by welcoming our in-person and virtual audience and then introduced Professor Alexandra Carter, Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School, and the Columbia Mediation Clinic team. Mastering diplomatic advocacy through asking the right questions is a vital skill in the realm of effective communication. The foundation of thriving relationships, whether they are personal or professional, relies on the finesse of inquiry. Questions, as the bedrock of this skill, can be a formidable instrument, serving to enhance comprehension, collect valuable insights, and nurture profound bonds. Nevertheless, the distinction lies in the art of selecting the most fitting questions, as this ability is paramount for achieving successful communication and fostering harmonious connections​​​​​​​
26 October 2023, Seoul, Republic of Korea - UNITAR, and the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies (IPS) Switzerland co-hosted the global hybrid conference on National Competitiveness and Nations Brand, announcing the 2023 results of the National Competitiveness Report, led by IPS Switzerland.
26 October 2023, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR’s Division for Prosperity launched its training programme “Bolstering livelihoods: Digital reskilling for Ukrainian women evacuees in Poland“ on 16 October 2023 at an event in Warsaw. Guests included government officials, programme partners, academic institutions, and NGOs, as well as several participants of the new training programme.