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28 June 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – In partnership with Indonesia Youth Diplomacy (IYD), UNITAR Division for Prosperity initiated “EmpowerASEAN: Youth Leadership Programme in the ASEAN Region.” The purposes of the programme are to foster youth capacity building through education on SDGs, social entrepreneurship, and related topics and to provide a platform for youth to articulate their ideas and visions relevant to SDGs.
Salma, a food scientist, had dedicated over eight years to the role of Product Development Manager in the private sector, until she embarked on a transformative journey with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (NENA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau in Cairo. Salma holds a Master’s degree in food chemistry and is currently pursuing a PhD. Salma continues to apply the invaluable knowledge gained from the programme to her work, seamlessly weaving together her expertise and the programme's teachings to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.
Kuena James Dak Kuena is a South Sudanese entrepreneur, social worker and ICT specialist who seeks to empower local farmers and advance the agricultural sector by using the power of technology. He is currently ICT and communication assistant for an NGO that promotes youth livelihoods, peace building and education among vulnerable communities and refugees in Uganda and South Sudan. Kuena joined the UNITAR programme Great Ideas Space for South Sudan 2023: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Training for Food Security so he could learn how to operationalize his agritech project.
24 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR and FAO are launching the third edition of their joint online course titled "Trade and Food Security" from October 6 to November 2, 2024. Conducted exclusively in Arabic, the course aims to enhance the capacity of stakeholders in Arabic-speaking countries to develop and implement evidence-based trade policies that support food security.
24 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland - On 15 August 2024, UNITAR will host a pivotal webinar titled "The State of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2024." This event aims to explore AI's transformative impact on various sectors, including governance, commerce, and employment.
20 June 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division of Prosperity welcomed 917 professionals from Asia and Pacific Island Countries to join the inaugural webinar of Leaders for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Sea and Human Security on 20 June 2024 through a Zoom meeting. The programme aims to provide government officials and activists in Pacific Small Island and Asian countries with skills, knowledge, and capacity to enhance and stabilize climate, economic stability, food security, and maritime security. Another fundamental purpose of the programme is to establish a network and collaboration mechanisms among fellow leaders from Asia and the Pacific.
20 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland – From 20 to 28 May 2024, BADEA and UNITAR hosted over 200 participants from training programmes on climate-resilient livelihood development.
07 June 2024, Paris, France – On 3 June 2024, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) unveiled its ground-breaking e-learning programme to strengthen systems to counter money-laundering and the financing of terrorism in Colombia. The programme was developed in close collaboration with the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, the Financial Information and Analysis Unit of Colombia (UIAF), and the University of Antioquia.
10 June 2024, Shanghai, China – On 10 May 2024, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and IC Education signed a letter of agreement to jointly implement a youth leadership programme for high school students in China. The programme will aim to deepen the participants’ understanding of current global issues, the United Nations 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to cultivate their leadership skills to support social and economic development for a sustainable and prosperous future.
10 June 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR invites professionals from the Pacific Islands to apply to the Rapid Response to Climate Crises through the Early Warning Systems training programme for the Pacific Islands. The programme will teach participants how to effectively disseminate, monitor, analyse and respond to early warning systems for climate-related hazards and extreme weather events. As of 5 July, the application deadline is 12 July 2024 at11:59 P.M. JST (UTC+9).