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23 December 2022
23 December 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – On October 7, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) signed a collaboration and cooperation memorandum. The two institutions aim to strengthen their cooperation through development projects in entrepreneurship and digital technology
28 November 2022
28 November 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – In early November 2022, Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative (GLH) welcomed five plant scientists and botanic garden experts from renowned institutions in the United States to observe and study hibakujumoku, trees that survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing. The delegation consisted of Ari Novy, President and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden, Todd Michael and Wolfgang Busch, lead plant scientists from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Nicole Cavender, director of the Huntington Botanical Gardens, and Philip Douglas, director of global initiatives at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
22 November 2022
22 November 2022, Djibouti, Djibouti/Hiroshima, Japan - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and with the financial support from the Government of Canada, is rolling out the Online Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Training Programme for Women and Girls in the IGAD region.
16 September 2022
16 September 2022, Hiroshima, Japan - Youth are invited to translate or review in their native language an online training on how artificial intelligence, or AI, affects human rights in a project co-organized by SALTO Participation & Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI), UNITAR and UNESCO. Applicants have until 26 September to apply.
13 September 2022
13 September 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – On the 2022 International Day of Peace, 21 September, youth activists for nuclear disarmament will gather to seek breakthrough ideas towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The public is invited to the online event, which will be hosted by the UNITAR.
9 September 2022
9 September 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Executive Director and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Nikhil Seth recently visited Japan. The visit was to strengthen UNITAR’s partnership with the stakeholders in Japan and reaffirm our mission to develop and deliver needs-based training programmes in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Power of Youth from Hiroshima: UN Secretary- General and young activists in a heart-to-heart for nuclear disarmament
12 August 2022
12 August 2022 Hiroshima, Japan – Every 6 August, Hiroshima and the rest of the world commemorates the 1945 atomic bombing of the city. This year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and young activists across Japan met for a frank dialogue at the Power of Youth from Hiroshima. In the informal session, the Secretary-General and young people exchanged their views on the challenges for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and innovative solutions to bring about a world free of nuclear weapons.
UN Secretary-General to hear from youth on advancing nuclear disarmament on Hiroshima atomic bombing anniversary
2 August 2022
02 August 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – 6 August 2022 marks 77 years since an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. To commemorate the day, youth from across Japan will have a heart-to-heart talk with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, about their ideas and solutions for achieving a peaceful, more secure and sustainable world – one without nuclear weapons. The informal, in-person gathering will be held in Hiroshima in parallel with the annual Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony. The session will be livestreamed in English and Japanese via YouTube.
Call for Applications: Entrepreneurship for Public Health and COVID-19 Recovery in Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon
25 July 2022
25 July 2022, Hiroshima, Japan - UNITAR Division for Prosperity invites young entrepreneurs in Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon to apply to the Great Ideas Space 2022: Entrepreneurship for Public Health and COVID-19 Recovery in Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon. The programme aims to train entrepreneurs and MSMEs to design and implement business/projects that address challenges coming out of COVID-19, especially in public health. The application deadline is 28 August 2022.
Call for Applications: UNITAR's Women Leadership In Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme 2022
25 July 2022
25 July 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity invites applications from women living in or from the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories and Asia to the seventh Women’s Leadership Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme. This programme is primarily for women but others are also welcome to apply. The application deadline is 2 September 2022.