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.
19 September 2014, Merida, Mexico - CIFAL Merida, in partnership with the Aeronautical Business School “ITAEREA” and the International Airports Council from Latin America and the Caribbean “ACI-LAC”, delivered the first Edition of the Airport Management Diploma from 3 March to 15 September 2014. Capacity building for airport officials is an increasing priority for achieving economic development and competitiveness in developing nations. Read More
18 September 2014, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. This month the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme organized their annual two-day orientation programme to enhance diplomats’ understanding of OHCHR and the UN Human Rights protection system.
16 September, 2014, New York, USA - On 16 September, the UNITAR New York Office, in association with the Olof Palme Memorial Foundation and UNDP, concluded its ‘Negotiations’ series with a special workshop on Reconciliation, Negotiations and Conflict Prevention. The workshop highlighted the methods and challenges associated with the development of reconciliation strategies in post-conflict situations. It also stressed the importance of reconciliation as a tool for sustainable development and long-term security.
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.