01 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The concept of a green economy encourages countries to explore new patterns of development taking into account sustainability considerations. The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), which brings together UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNDP, and UNITAR, aims to develop national capacities in the area of green economy. Within the framework of PAGE, UNITAR is delivering the e-learning course “Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications”, from 27 October – 19 December.
01 September, 2014, Jeju, Republic of Korea - CIFAL Jeju hosted its fourth training for youth under the theme “Nature, Culture, and the Youth” from 12 to 14 August. The three-day training gathered students from the United States, China and Japan. The event was part of a series of workshops aimed at engaging youth as a main actor of the future of sustainable development.
01 September, 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - The UNITAR Hiroshima Office successfully concluded Workshop II of its flagship Programme in Abu Dhabi. Held between 25 and 29 August, the Workshop examined Organisational Needs Assessment, Project Planning and Design, as well as Team Development and Management.
20 August 2014, Caux, Montreux, Switzerland – From 10-13 August UNITAR took part in the first International Peacebuilders’ Forum in Caux. The Forum, organised by CAUX Initiatives of Change (CAUX-IofC), was organized to offer to peacebuilding organizations and practitioners the opportunity to meet, connect and interact with actors in the peace-building field, participate in group discussions, attend presentations, panel discussions and workshops, and visit the stands of peacebuilding organisations.
20 August 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan - A second group of Afghan officials from the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs are currently attending the first module of the joint UNITAR-Graduate Institute Executive Master’s Degree in Development Policies and Practices (DPP), which started on July 28. Classes are taking place in Almaty at KIMEP University, a prestigious academic partner in this initiative.
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.
A free-of-charge online tutorial on the process leading to the Third World Conference on DRR will help countries design and adopt the new Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015 in Sendai (Japan) The tutorial is structured in 4 modules, covering the following topics:
1. DRR Essentials;
2. Past agreements and the Hyogo Framework for Action;
3. DRR, development and climate change;
4. How to prepare your delegation to the World Conference.
The overall goal of this initiative is to support the process leading to the World Conference in Sendai and facilitate the adoption of the new DRR framework for action.