30 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and UNITAR conducted their third session under the Regional Finance and Investment Training Programme from 15 to 26 September 2014 in Maputo (Mozambique). The broad objective of the Programme is to provide support for the further integration of non-Arab African countries into the global economy. The program places a particular emphasis on fosteringcooperation between African countries and Arab States for increased knowledge creation and exchange.
24 September 2014, Bangladesh – UNITAR’s training centre CIFAL Scotland, in partnership with the Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD) andGaia Education, hosted a half-day seminar on “Climate Change Adaptation” on 8 September in Bangladesh. Over 70 community participants facing increasing threats from natural disasters such as cyclones, tidal surges and river erosion, NGOs and government officials from the Khulna District took part in this seminar.
22-26 September 2014, Tübingen, Germany - Over the past week, a group of young peacebuilders from all around the world met in Tübingen, Germany for the first Berghof Summer School on “Youth and Peacebuilding”. In the realm of this summer school, UNITAR conducted a needs assessment for the development of a training course on the same topic. The course will aim at fostering the skills of young people to effectively contribute to peacebuilding efforts in their countries and to establish a dialogue between senior decision makers and the younger generation.
19 September, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - The Heads of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Institute for Public Finance Studies of Argentina (IEFPA) have signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of conducting a series of joint e-Learning courses on finance-related topics. This agreement represents a strategic partnership between the two organizations. Registration for the first course will open on November 1, 2014 through the UNITAR website.
15 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - With the number of refugees and internally displaced persons now higher than at any time since World War II, efforts to strengthen capacities for the prevention of violent conflict and the peaceful settlement of disputes are needed now more than ever. This was the conclusion of the eminent panel of speakers at the “Training Peacemakers” event held at the United Nations Office in Geneva Library on 15 September.
The UNITAR-coordinated Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) project supports research and training institutions in developing countries to identify, develop, test and apply new analytical tools and methods that can build the human and institutional capacities needed to deal with a future of increasing climatic uncertainty. C3D+ focuses on nationally appropriate solutions and promotes the sharing of knowledge and skills through a South-South-North approach.
UNITAR is delighted to support the Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) VIII and provide the critical space to discuss innovative approaches that enhance resilience to disasters, ensuring competitiveness in the long term. Every year, the ACF brings together over 1,000 leaders from the 34 countries of the Western Hemisphere.