UNOSAT partner UrtheCast of Canada has successfully installed cameras on the International Space Station in an unprecedented initiative to use the orbital station as a base to acquire images and HD videos of our planet. UNOSAT researchers are looking into how images and videos relayed in near-real time as the ISS flies around the planet can be used to help prevent and respond to emergency situations and disasters.

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16 April 2014. UNITAR’s training Centre for Asia-Pacific - CIFAL Jeju, convened 17 government officials and civil society representatives from 11 countries from Asia-Pacific and the U.S. Government for a 5-day workshop on “Enhancing a Victim-Centered Approach: Identification, Assistance, and Protection of Trafficking Victims in the Asia-Pacific Region”. CIFAL Jeju in partnership with the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) hosted the event in Jeju from 17-24 March.

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24-25 March 2014, New York – The UNITAR New York Office, organized a workshop examining the role of women in negotiating sustainable peace.  An important foundation is Security Council Resolution 1325 as well as an affirmation that women could play a special role in contributing to the sustainability of peace and in ensuring an enduring peace. 

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March 2014, Algiers, People’s and Democratic Republic of Algeria. Within the framework of the three-year partnership between UNITAR and IDRI,a specialization course on International Environmental Law was held at the of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algiers in March 2014.

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March-April 2014, Nay Pyi Taw, Republic of the Union of Myanmar – For the first time since joining the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) seventeen years ago, Myanmar has taken the rotating chair of the regional organisation for the year 2014. With Myanmar positioning itself as an active player in regional integration and diplomacy, the ASEAN Chairmanship provides great opportunities for the country to strengthen its commitment to regional and international cooperation.

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