12 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme organised a two-day hands-on workshop for diplomats with Washington-based strategic communications expert Moncef Bouhafa. The feedback from participants was very positive and one beneficiary summarized the event as “extremely useful and effective”.
12 September 2014, Vienna, Austria – Building on years of experience in providing diplomatic training to Vienna-based diplomats, UNITAR organized a two-day “Orientation Briefing on Vienna’s Multilateral Working Environment”. The briefing took place in the framework of UNITAR’s Core Diplomatic Training (CDT) and could be offered free of charge thanks to the support of Austria.
4 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - The UN CC:Learn Secretariat, provided by UNITAR, has launched two new advanced leaning Resource Guides focusing respectively on climate change & health and on climate change education. These Guides provide access to the best and most relevant resources, mostly drawn from within the UN System, on the two topics.
01 – 05 September 2014, Brazzaville (Republic of Congo) – UNITAR is supporting the training of the Congolese contingent prior to its deloyment to the Mission Intégrée Multidimensionnelle de Stabilisation des Nations Unies en République Centrafricaine (MINUSCA). The training is part of the broader pre-deployment framework implemented by the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) Programme.
1 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR, through the Capacity Development for Climate Change (C3D+) project, strengthens capacities of Non-Annex I countries and institutions to address climate change through nationally appropriate measures and planning strategies. Cristina Rekakavas, C3D+ coordinator, writes about how C3D+ partner ENDA-Energie is supporting communities in Senegal to understand and manage the impacts of climate change.
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.