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09 July 2024, New York, United States – The Women in Cyber Fellowship, an innovative initiative by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office in partnership with the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, and the United States Department of State held its seventh fellowship convening at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. This fellowship ran from July 1-5 wherein they welcomed 34 fellows from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and regions in developing countries, introducing them to critical United Nations and Cyber issues.
28 June 2024, New York, United States - The Global Diplomacy Initiative (GDI) had its Closing Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters. Hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office, the event celebrated the achievements of the Spring 2024 Cohort of GDI Graduates. The GDI Programme offers a unique learning experience for students and professionals, enabling them to deepen their understanding of the United Nations and its operations. Participants have the chance to gain knowledge and insights from experts and diplomats in the field.
Jelena is an adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, and a senior consultant on topics related to Women, Peace and Security (WPS). As part of her consultancy services, she acts as an expert for UNITAR’s Global Diplomacy Initiative (GDI). Her relationship with UNITAR started in 1996, when she participated in a UNITAR training as a young diplomat from her home country, Andorra. Her journey through the intricate corridors of global governance and her transformative career pathway paints a vivid picture of resilience, dedication and continuous learning.
13 May 2024, New York, USA – The UNITAR New York Office, in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of Ecuador and Portugal, successfully conducted a workshop on the relationship between the General Assembly and the Security Council. The workshop took place in the UNHQ Trusteeship Council Chamber, with approximately 150 United Nations personnel in attendance.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 calls to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts with strong emphasis on further implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While climate change is a global phenomenon, some countries are more vulnerable to a warming planet. Given this, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) was created in 2009 as a South-South cooperation platform for collective action to address global climate change. In 2021, UNITAR partnered with the CVF to implement the CVF capacity-building fellowship.
UNITAR and Columbia Law School continued the spring 2024 iteration of their longstanding partnership programme, The Columbia University Law School Series, with the last session of the season titled “Mediation Skills Training”.
UNITAR and Columbia Law School continued the spring 2024 iteration of their longstanding partnership programme, The Columbia University Law School Series, with the second session titled “Conflict Resolution and Mental Health”.
8 April 2024 - It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of Mr. Marcel André Boisard, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and former Executive Director of UNITAR from 1992 to 2007. The news of his departure has deeply saddened us all.
25 March 2024, New York, USA - UNITAR and Columbia Law School launched the spring 2024 iteration of one of UNITAR´s longest partnership programmes, The Columbia University Law School Series, with the first session titled "Empowering Women in the Peace Process"
22 March and 9 May 2024, New York, USA - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Office in New York, in collaboration with the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), hosted a comprehensive briefing for delegates on oceans and the law of the sea as well as discussed the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement and sustainable fisheries processes. This was located at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event aimed to enhance the understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and its related agreements among member states.