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UNITAR and Empower School of Health Launches New Postgraduate Diploma in Data Management in Public Health Procurement & Supply Chain
20 February 2024
20 February 2024, Geneva, Switzerland - In an era where data serves as the backbone of informed decision-making, navigating the complexities of public health procurement and supply chain management demands a specialized skill set. Addressing this critical need, UNITAR and Empower School of Health are pleased to announce the launch of a new Post Graduate Diploma in Data Management in Public Health Procurement & Supply Chain. This comprehensive programme is meticulously designed to equip professionals of all levels with the essential expertise required to thrive in this evolving landscape
16 February 2024
16 February 2024, Doha, Qatar - From the 14th to the 16th of February 2024, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR, and the Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption, GOPAC, successfully celebrated the Workshop “Anti-corruption and Human Rights” Training for Parliamentarians.
UNITAR Co-Hosts The 9th Geneva Interfaith Dialogue on Common Human Values in Multilateral Diplomacy with the Permanent Mission of Jordan
15 February 2024
15 February 2024, Geneva, Switzerland, This year's edition of the Geneva Interfaith Dialogue was themed around Common Human Values in Multilateral Diplomacy and took place at Palais des Nations, Geneva on February 9th. The Dialogue was co-hosted with the Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations in Geneva under the auspices of UN General Assembly Resolution RES A/65/5, calling on the celebration and commemoration of World Interfaith Harmony Week. The occasion brought together over 80 representatives of the International Geneva community, a broad panel of ambassadors, and representatives from the world's main religions to discuss the connections between politics, religion, and society.
15 February 2024
15 February 2023, Geneva, Switzerland – On 2 February 2024, UNITAR and Franklin University Switzerland signed an agreement for UNITAR to contribute to the university’s Master of Science in International Management programme.
UNOSAT's Empowerment in Disaster Risk Management: Navigating Geospatial Technologies for Resilience in Lao PDR
13 February 2024
13 February 2024, Vientiane, Lao PDR - On 11-15 December 2023 the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) delivered a five-day training programme, under the ongoing project, “Strengthening Capacities in the Use of Geospatial Information for Improved Resilience in Asia-Pacific and Africa" funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).
11 February 2024
11 February 2024, Geneva, Switzerland - A recent study published in Science reveals an inspiring trend: school-age children in the United States are increasingly drawing women when asked to sketch scientists. Over five decades, the percentage of women depicted in these drawings has risen from less than 1% to an estimated 34% by 2016, reflecting a broader shift towards gender inclusivity in science. This transformation aligns with the growing representation of women in scientific fields, marking a positive trajectory towards gender parity.
Leba Gaunavinaka, UNOSAT’s in-country expert in Fiji : chronicle of UNOSAT’s representative in COP28
8 February 2024
8 February 2024, Geneva, Switzerland - Meet Leba Gaunavinaka, a dedicated advocate for environment preservation, whose entire career has been a testament to her commitment. Serving as UNOSAT's embedded technical expert within the Government of Fiji's climate change adaptation team, Leba has greatly contributed to shaping climate discussions. Her skills and unique perspective, derived from hands-on experience in the field, provide invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by the Pacific Islands. As we delve into her experiences at COP28, discover the story of a passionate individual actively contributing to the global effort for climate resilience and adaptation.
UNITAR and the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica Held a Training on AI Governance with the Simon Institute
7 February 2024
7 February 2024, New York, USA – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Costa Rica to the United Nations and the Simon Institute for Long Term Governance, hosted a day-long seminar entitled 'Training course on AI governance for UN missions in New York' on both 6 and 7 February 2024. Over 60 participants from dozens of countries attended this series aimed to enhance engagement in negotiations of the Global Digital Compact (GDC) and the Pact for the Future.
5 February 2024
5 February 2024, Majmaah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - UNITAR, in collaboration with its affiliated centre CIFAL Saudi Arabia, proudly announces the successful completion of the "Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030: Targets and Practices" Conference. This significant event, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Education in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Yousef Al-Benyan, and organized by CIFAL Saudi Arabia in strategic partnership with Majmaah University, NEOM, Alinma Bank, Al Rajhi Bank, and Times Higher Education, was held on January 22-23, 2024, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2 February 2024
2 February 2024, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Satellite Centre - UNOSAT released a comprehensive assessment of the damage and destruction inflicted on structures in the Gaza Strip. The analysis, based on very high-resolution satellite imagery collected on 6 and 7 January, paints a stark picture of the extent of devastation in the Gaza Strip.