We offer various online platforms that provide users with tools, resources and courses in respective thematic areas. Explore below our learning platforms.We offer various online platforms that provide users with tools, resources and courses in respective thematic areas. Explore below our learning platforms.
The Click4it wiki is a knowledge base repository of training definitions, methods, tools, resources and tool kits. As a dynamic channel for collaboration and knowledge sharing the wiki should continuously grow and expand to include additional content generated by internal and external contributors.
UN CC:eLearn platform
We offer free online climate change courses, backed by the UN system. Get started today. Make yourself climate change literate. Get a certificate. Share your knowledge with others.
Chemicals and Waste Platform
The purpose of this platform is to assist countries in the ratification and implementation of Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm and Minamata Conventions in a synergetic and efficient way.
The mercury platform provides up-to-date information on activities conducted under the mercury portfolio of UNITAR. This platform has been developed with financial support from the European Commission and Switzerland, and in partnership with UNEP. This platform is free to access for all countries and stakeholders.
MercuryLearn contains training packages on how to develop mercury releases and emissions’ inventories. This platform has been developed with financial support from the European Commission and Switzerland, and in partnership with UNEP. This platform is free to access for all countries and stakeholders.
Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) are systems that provide you with information on toxic substances emitted every year into air, water or land. PRTRs show on interactive maps the different sources of pollution, such as industries (point sources), agriculture and transportation (non-point sources). PRTRs provide users with free access to information on environmental emissions, enhancing transparency and accountability of industry by providing geographic locations of facilities that release pollutants. PRTRs represent an incentive for finding innovative solutions that can reduce pollution and lead to sustainable increase in productivity, facilitate compliance with environmental standards and international agreements, and create a regular reporting of national data on emissions into the environment and transfers of hazardous waste.
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
Since 2007, UNITAR has served as the international executing agency for more than 70 projects supported by the SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund (QSPTF), coordinating more than USD 13 million in funding. A video outlining UNITAR’s support to the QSPTF can be viewed here UNITAR Support to the SAICM QSPTF.
To support national SAICM implementation, the SAICM Secretariat and UNITAR, in collaboration with the IOMC, developed Guidance for Developing SAICM Implementation Plans.
National Profile Homepage
National Profiles to Access Infrastructure and Capacity Needs for Chemicals Management
Mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The e-tutorial provides an in-depth and wide-ranging guidance on how to mainstream the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into each national strategies and policies. It is based on the UNDG Reference Guide "Mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". Case studies introduce innovative examples of how some countries have begun to develop and use relevant tools, and activities offer an opportunity to gain a better understanding and useful skills. Although this training tool has been primarily designed for government officials and development practitioners, it is also publicly available.
How to access the course
Please download a PDF document on how to access the course and follow the instruction.
UNITAR in partnership with UN Statistics Division (UNSD) developed a problem-solving toolkit “StaTact” in support of monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with support donor support received by UNITAR. As the name suggests it provides Statistical Tactics and Actions, aiming to fill in the SDG-related data gaps by leveraging the governance of data ecosystems and providing realistic low-cost tactic action plans. This toolkit has been test-piloted in 16 countries, including 14 LDCs from Asian and African region and 2 Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The toolkit consists of an analytical tool and includes five stages. First a concrete problem statement and business statement need to be identified, based on which SDG indicators or alternatively indicators from National Development Plans are mapped. Stage 3 uses the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM) to analyse the processes of data production and use. Stage 4 based on the Generic Activity Model for Statistical Organizations (GAMSO) allows to map the institutional arrangements that govern these processes. The last stage envisages action planning. The tool is supplemented by a Quick Reference Guide.
E-Tutorial on Global Framework for Climate Services
This free-of-charge tutorial has been designed together with GFCS Office with the aim of promoting GFCS, raising awareness about its objectives and illustrating the benefits of climate services for decision making in selected topical areas. This learning tool is meant for national experts as well as other interested stakeholders and the general public, The tutorial is available at this page for an initial period of 6 months, during which all modules may be accessed in any preferred order. The modules feature video interviews with experts from international agencies, as well as short self-assessment exercises to test your knowledge throughout the tutorial.