4 March 2014, Hiroshima, Japan - Green Legacy Hiroshima, the global Initiative supported by UNITAR, the NGO ANT-Hiroshima and a host of local and global partners, has won the prize awarded by the Hiroshima Peace Creative Fund. The award ceremony took place in Hiroshima on 3 March 2014.
27 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - Twenty high-level government officials from the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan received their Master’s degrees in public policy from the Graduate Institute of Geneva on Thursday, February 27th in a ceremony presided over by the Hon. Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
28 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – Mr. Nicolas Niemtchinow, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations Office in Geneva, and Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Acting Head, Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), signed on 28 February 2014 a Framework Agreement reinforcing cooperation between the French Government and UNITAR.
24 February 2014, New York – The UNITAR New York Office held its first seminar course on the mainstreaming of education for democracy, in collaboration with the Washington-based Council for a Community of Democracies (CCD). A number of representatives from Member States, varying United Nations agencies, and independent Non-governmental organizations participated in the informative half-day event.
14 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The UN CC:Learn Secretariat has released a Guidance Note which provides methodological and organizational suggestions for developing a national climate change learning strategy. The Guidance Note responds to the UNFCCC Doha Work Programme which mandates States to prepare a national strategy on Article 6 of the Convention (dealing with climate change education, training and public awareness-raising).
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.