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7 July 2022
Thursday 7 July 2022, New York, USA – The Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Mr. Mikhil Seth, visited New York City during the week of the 2022 High-level Political Forum (HLPF). Mr. Seth met with several department officials, exchanged opinions, and discussed the work on capacity training for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
7 July 2022
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) unveiled a new interactive map of religious sites in Sweden.
4 July 2022
6 July 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – Calling for Asia-Pacific high school students (aged 15–18 years) with a passion for global affairs and engaging with the international community! The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and ITS Education invite you to apply to the Youth Ambassador Asia Pacific Programme 2022.
1 July 2022
June 2022 – In Machakos, Kenya, Mwikali Munyao runs her carpentry business, taking orders online and creating wood furniture for local customers. Mwikali didn’t start off as a carpenter or a business owner, but the COVID-19 pandemic took her job as a customer service representative. It transformed her life.
BADEA and UNITAR launch initiative to deliver climate-resilient Livelihood Development Training for Women and Youth in Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
30 June 2022
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) launched a new initiative to support climate-resilient livelihood development in Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe during the bilateral meeting in Geneva between the BADEA Director General Mr. Sidi Ould Tah and UNITAR's Executive Director Mr. Nikhil Seth.
27 June 2022
22 and 23 June 2022, New York, USA - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office hosted a two-day informational course on the structure, drafting and adoption of UN resolutions. This course was supported by SIDA international developing agency with a contribution to the UNITAR Strategic Framework Fund, under the programme ‘Leveling The Playing Field.’ This programme focuses on the development of skills and knowledge of Least Developed Countries. This workshop is held yearly as a core training courses for UN delegates. This year’s course had a successful registration rate of 450 people and close to 200 active participants. Mr. Pelayo Alvarez opened the course by showing UNITAR’s helpful and easy descriptive video on UN resolutions, UNITAR’s Guidelines for Drafting UN Resolutions Animated Video, which touches upon the topics discussed more in depth in UNITAR’s book “Guidelines for United Nations Resolutions”, UNITAR’s UN Resolutions Book. Mr. Marco A. Suazo then offered his welcome remarks and introduced the panelists.
27 June 2022
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries (ITTLLDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support capacity development needs of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs).
UNITAR NYO Holds Workshop On Financing for Sustainable Development and the Work of UN Resident Coordinators for HOPE Fellows
23 June 2022
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) held another session of the weekly training workshops for the 2022 President of the General Assembly Fellowship for HOPE (Harnessing Opportunities for Promoting Empowerment of Youth) — UNITAR NYO’s flagship initiative. Fellowship workshops are held every Friday at the United Nations Headquarters and feature multiple distinguished high-level speakers from various branches of the United Nations.
21 June 2022
20 June 2022, New York, USA - As refugee immigration has become an enduring global issue, it must be tackled with tact and efficiency by all countries around the world. In recent years, development actors seem to have gained a better understanding of ways in which to host and help refugees. The importance of higher education and the key role played by universities and colleges as welcoming institutions for refugee students and families has notably been highlighted.
The Humanitarian Energy Community Calls for Immediate Action on Improving Access to Energy for All Displaced People
21 June 2022
21 June 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - On 16 May 2022, the Humanitarian Energy Conference (HEC) was held at the Kigali Marriott Hotel in Rwanda, convening over 200 people representing more than 100 organizations. The HEC provided the humanitarian energy community with an opportunity to reflect on progress and persisting challenges on the overarching vision of achieving sustainable energy for all refugees and hosting communities. Stakeholders engaged in the conference included government officials, UN agencies, International NGOs, private companies, academics, and other practitioners from the energy, development and humanitarian sectors. The speakers and attendees voiced the need for improving energy access for displaced people and their host communities around the world. Throughout the conference, expert practitioners shared critical insights and best practices on how to achieve SDG7 in displacement settings. The humanitarian energy community highlighted the need for immediate action on improving access to energy for all displaced people and their host communities.