22-26 September 2014, Tübingen, Germany - Over the past week, a group of young peacebuilders from all around the world met in Tübingen, Germany for the first Berghof Summer School on “Youth and Peacebuilding”. In the realm of this summer school, UNITAR conducted a needs assessment for the development of a training course on the same topic. The course will aim at fostering the skills of young people to effectively contribute to peacebuilding efforts in their countries and to establish a dialogue between senior decision makers and the younger generation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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