< 2018 4th edition of UNITAR newsletter
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UNITAR Board of Trustees concludes its Fifty-Ninth Session in Abuja (Nigeria)

The Institute’s Board of Trustees recently concluded its Fifty-Ninth Session, which convened in Abuja, Nigeria from 29 to 30 November. The session was hosted by the Federal Government of Nigeria and Board Member, the Honorable Chibuike Amaechi, Minister of Transportation. The session marked the third time in UNITAR’s history to convene in Africa, following sessions in Rabat (2007) and Brazzaville (2011).

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Climate Classroom at COP24

What if you were invited for a Climate Classroom at COP24? What would the experience be like? Read on to find more about UN CC:learn’s ‘espresso shot’ of climate change learning!

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Mercury and Minamata COP2

The second Conference of Parties to the Minamata Convention took place in Geneva on 19-23 November 2018. This was an opportunity for Parties and other participants to focus on issues related to implementation of the Convention. UNITAR was an active participant at the Conference and contributed to several side events.

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UN Security Council Training

UN Security Council Training for Dominican Republic and Indonesia

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) recently conducted two training courses on the Security Council for the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic which took place from 24-26 October 2018, and the Permanent Mission of Indonesia between 27-28 October 2018.

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Update on the #PeaceFunder Programme

Talented and motivated professionals in developing countries and conflict regions have difficulty accessing the social capital and other means needed to effectively make change happen. Through the PeaceFunder programme, UNITAR proposes crowdfunding as a new tool to allow actual and potential changemakers from all over the world to specialize in their area by gaining a relevant advanced university degree.

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UNITAR Hiroshima Office Winter 2018 Update - Celebrating 15 years

2018 has been a fruitful year for both Hiroshima and the UNITAR Hiroshima Office. Hiroshima’s local baseball team, Toyo Carp, has claimed the Central League Championship for the third year in a row. The UNITAR Hiroshima Office has also been busy and active, celebrating its 15th anniversary since it began operations in 2003.

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UN CC:e-Learn Platform

NEW UN CC:e-Learn Platform!

In celebration of over 30'000 certificates issued, the UN CC:e-Learn platform has now a new layout! It works perfectly on any handset, whether mobile phones, tablets or laptops. It is also accessible to blind users and people using assistive technologies. Translated into 5 languages, this platform optimizes users’ interface and the course programme can be accessed without logging in! Access it here and choose the free course that most suits you.

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REDD+ Courses

Two brand new REDD+ courses have just been launched!

In partnership with FAO, UNDP and UNEP, the former REDD+ Academy course was split in two new courses: Fundamentals on REDD+ and Advancing on REDD+! While the first course provides the basics for a good understanding of REDD+ principles, the second provides content for a deeper understanding of how countries can benefit from applying REDD+ at a national level.

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Second Edition of Online Master

Second Edition of Online Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy

UNITAR is pleased to announce the second edition of the Online Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy in partnership with the Open University of Catalonia. In an increasingly interconnected, globalized and complex world, where the importance of multilateral dialogue and cooperation is ever growing, the demand for training and capacity development in the field of international affairs and diplomacy is constantly rising.

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Promoting Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Support of Road Safety

UNITAR in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria hosted the third Road Safety Multi-Stakeholder Conference, bringing together 94 local and international experts to discuss solutions and share best practices and learnings on road safety legislation and regulation that will help address the issues of road safety in Nigeria.

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Building Disaster Management Capacity of Women in Guyana

UNITAR-UNOSAT is currently collaborating with UNDP and national stakeholders to bolster disaster management capacity in Guyana and Dominica, with a specific focus on women, through the 3-year project funded by the Government of Japan.

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