6 March 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – Executive Director, Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles, signs an agreement with the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) launching a further implementation phase of the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn). Over the next 3 years the partnership will continue to work at global and national levels, promoting systematic and results based approaches to climate change learning.
09 – 12 March 2014, United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq, Erbil (Iraq) – UNITAR is implementing a four-day training course on Project Cycle Management. The training course, developed by UNITAR, in partnership with Integrated Mission Training Centre of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), is aimed at introducing the basic notions of project cycle and project management.
7th March 2014, New York, US – An historical landmark was laid last Friday in New York when the UN Security Council, expressing deep concern about the military use of schools by armed forces and non-Sate armed groups, unanimously adopted the Resolution S/RES/2143 (2014). The Resolution strongly condemns “all violations of applicable international law involving the recruitment and use of children by parties to armed conflict” and urges all Member States in armed conflict around the world to respect and protect schools from attacks and use by armed forces or groups.
20-21 February 2014, New York – The UNITARNew York Office held an informative training course on multilateral negotiations with a specific orientation towards population and development. Around 40 delegates from various United Nations Member States participated in an intense and engaging two-day training event.
17 – 19 February 2014, Dushanbe, Tajikistan – UNITAR, ZOI Environmental Network and the Government of Tajikistan, with support from the Government of Switzerland, organized a two day Training Workshop on the Outcomes of the UNFCCC COP 19 on 17-18 February 2014, in Dushanbe.
With the process to develop the post-2015 development agenda approaching critical milestones, UNITAR is organizing a series of interactive technical briefings for members of delegations and other government officials at the United Nations in New York, and later in Geneva. The overall objective of the briefings is to strengthen knowledge for evidence-based decision making in the formulation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
13 – 14 January 2014, Shanghai, China. Starting the new year with enthusiasm and ambition UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme co-organized a two day high-level international conference entitled “Transformative Global Governance: China and the United Nations”, which took place in Shanghai, China from the 13th to the 14th of January 2014.