On the 3rd and 4th of December, 2013, the UNITAR New York Office and International IDEA held a Workshop on Democratic Governance, with emphasis on sustainable development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda. This topic is increasingly relevant given the Millennium Development Goals are nearing their conclusion. While democracy is not specifically mentioned in the post-2015 agenda, the trans-formative aspects of sustainable development involve democratic processes.
On 3 and 4 December 2013, participants and experts from around the world gathered in Brussels for the Course on "Fostering Economic Development and Migrant Entrepreneurship" organised in the context of UNITAR's Learning Platform on Human Mobility (LPHM), in partnership with the Government of Flanders.
December 9, 2013, Geneva, Switzerland. UNITAR’s Public Finance and Trade Programme successfully conducted the skills-building seminar on “High Performance Leadership in Times of Ambiguity, Uncertainty, and Change” at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 27 to 28 November 2013. The main goal was to equip participants with the practices and competencies required to lead effectively in a constantly evolving environment.
2 – 3 December. Geneva, Switzerland - The collaboration between the Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (IDRI) of the Democratic and Popular Algerian Republic and UNITAR, launched in 2012, took another step forward on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2013. Four Algerian diplomats of IDRI trained as part of this collaboration, organized and led a workshop on the techniques and dynamics of facilitation. The workshop was the first of its kind jointly organized with UNITAR.
12 November 2013, Shanghai, China - UNITAR's training Centre CIFAL Shanghai in partnership with UNIDO, the China International Economic and Technical Exchange Center, and the United Nations Global South-South Development hosted the CEO Global Development Conference 2013 that took place at the Shanghai International Convention Center. Read More
4 December 2013, New York, USA - The UNITAR New York office organizes a high-level event to commemorate 50th anniversary of UNITAR with the presence of the UN Secretary-General. (Webcast at http://webtv.un.org/)
28 November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in cooperation with the Group of 77 and China, Geneva Chapter, organized a high-level event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UNITAR, and to sign a Framework of Cooperation between G77 and UNITAR.
11-22 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland - More than 12,000 negotiators, observers and NGOs met in Warsaw, Poland from 11-22 November 2013 for the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The talks in Warsaw were not dramatic, though hard fought at times, and have kept the process on track towards a new universal agreement on climate change in 2015. Significant decisions were made in the area of deforestation, and loss and damage.