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Evaluation update
UNITAR places much value on knowing the concrete results that our programming produces and especially knowing how our vast array of training and related programming furthers the lives of our beneficiaries. With the onset of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the attention that the Agenda’s follow-up and review process is receiving, it is more important than ever to understand not only if we are doing the right things, but also whether we are doing them right to help Member States achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Youth Leadership Programme

Fourth Youth Leadership Programme Engages the Arab States Youth Towards the Implementation of SDGs

UNITAR Hiroshima Office and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Jordan have jointly implemented the fourth Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) in the Arab States. The overall goal of the three-day workshop was to present various action plans to enhance the mobilization of youth toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Innovative Solution to Waste

Ella Pad: Innovative Solution to Waste Reuse to Make low-cost sanitary napkin for garments workers in Bangladesh

UNITAR courses don’t just provide information — they help individuals develop ideas and solutions to the problems they face. They help individuals cultivate sustainable solutions. Mamunur Rahman is one of these individuals.

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UNITAR Executive Director visits Japan

Building upon the important relationship with Hiroshima, a signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding between UNITAR and Hiroshima Prefectural Government for the next three years was held. Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki, the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, welcomed Mr. Seth and encouraged the UNITAR Hiroshima Office to continue to support relations between Hiroshima and the United Nations.


Sustainable natural resource management practices

How green fiscal reform could influence country policies towards more sustainable natural resource management practices

The interactive and practice-oriented course provided participants from government, business, civil society and academia with an introduction to various approaches and policy instruments for reforming government spending and revenue generation with the goal of supporting the transition to a green economy. Mr. van Brakel participated in the course and shares with us his experience:..

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UNITAR Women’s Empowerment and Leadership

Joint Afghan-Iraq UNITAR Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Training Programme Equips Participants with Practical Skills and Knowledge in Gender Equality and Empowerment 

Utilizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework, with a particular focus on SDG 5 – Gender Equality, participants gained theoretical and practical knowledge on how to design and deliver projects focused on gender equality and empowerment.

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e-Learning course on The Art of Speechwriting

New e-Learning course on The Art of Speechwriting!

This course on The Art of Speechwriting gives you the essential principles of the art and craft of speechwriting. After defining why speeches matter, It will focus on honing the participants writing and editing skills with specific exercises on hooking their audience and crafting media sound bites and quotes. Finally, it examines how to deliver a speech with confidence and conviction.

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Youth and Peacebuilding course

Launch of a new open online “Youth and Peacebuilding” course

 UNITAR’s Youth and Peacebuilding e-learning course enables learners from around the globe to explore possible entry points for young people’s involvement in peacebuilding activities. Through two parallel tracks for young people and relevant decision-makers in fragile contexts, the course provides participants with an opportunity to develop strategies for youth empowerment and serves to enhance basic skills that are critical to successfully contribute to peacebuilding processes. 

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e-Course on Climate Change in Arabic

Introductory e-Course on Climate Change, Now Available in Arabic

From today, Arabic speakers will be able to join the community of over 90,000 people that have already started learning about climate change and its impacts. The Introductory e-Course on Climate Change is part of the UN CC:Learn global initiative; a partnership of more than 50 countries and international institutions.  

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UNITAR Events at HLPF2018

UNITAR Events at HLPF2018 - Come and Learn!

UNITAR is organizing multiple learning and capacity development events during this year’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Convened under the theme of “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”, the HLPF 2018 will feature an in-depth review of Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, and 17 and presentations on country-level progress towards SDGs by 47 UN Member States.

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Online Course on Gender and Environment

New Online Course on Gender and Environment

Online - Do you want to find out why promoting gender equality can help deliver better environmental outcomes, and how you can do it? If so, access the new online course on gender and environment on the UN CC:Learn e-learning platform. The course is launched today at the at the sixth GEF Assembly taking place in Danang, Viet Nam.

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New e-Learning course on Digital and Cyberdiplomacy!

This course on Digital and Cyberdiplomacy aims to equip participants with the practical skills to make the best use of digital tools in pursuing diplomatic objective. It will also help them understand better the challenges and difficulties digital technologies pose for diplomacy. At the same time, it will help them better understand the broad range of problems being generated in cyberspace and how diplomacy can be applied to managing them.

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UNITAR partners with Danone

Through UN CC:Learn, UNITAR partners with Danone bringing education on climate change to drive sustainable change

 For the first time, UNITAR partners with a private company to build a core set of knowledge that will help promote conservation, restoration and safeguarding of our planet, while encouraging Danone employees to take concrete action. Through UN CC:Learn, UNITAR and Danone will develop a learning program on climate change for Danone employees. 

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Collaboration Agreement between ITAérea, UNITAR and CIFAL Mérida

Collaboration Agreement Signed between ITAEREA, UNITAR and CIFAL Merida

the signing ceremony for the extension of the collaboration agreement between the ITAérea Aeronautical Business School, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and CIFAL Mérida (Mexico) took place at the ITAérea headquarters in Madrid.

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UNITAR Partners with IDLO

UNITAR Partners with IDLO to Expand Training in Rule of Law

UNITAR has entered into a new partnership with the International Development Law Organization(IDLO), the only intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law. The new cooperation agreement was signed by UNITAR’s Executive Director, Nikhil Seth and IDLO’s Director-General, Irene Khan and it will be a foundation for collaboration on capacity development initiatives in the justice and legal sectors..

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 Partnership Agreement between UNITAR and BHOS

Signing Ceremony of Partnership Agreement between UNITAR and BHOS

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has recently signed an agreement with the Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) in Azerbaijan to provide 15 Nigerian students with education and training. They will be trained and qualified in Petroleum Engineering receiving a bachelors degree at the end of their 4-year study.

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New CIFAL Madrid to Improve Road Safety

New CIFAL Madrid to Improve Road Safety Through Training and Education

To mark the launch of the new International Training Center for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) in Madrid, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain. Mr. Alexander Mejía highlighted the need to promote road safety through training and commitment of all public and private institutions.

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