12 November 2013, Shanghai, China - UNITAR's training Centre CIFAL Shanghai in partnership with UNIDO, the China International Economic and Technical Exchange Center, and the United Nations Global South-South Development hosted the CEO Global Development Conference 2013 that took place at the Shanghai International Convention Center. Read More
The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) launched a new regional Finance and Investment Training Programme at Kenya School of Monetary Studies (Nairobi, Kenya). The Programme is intended to strengthen the economic, financial and technical cooperation between Arab States and African nations who are non-members of the Arab League.
8-9 November 2013, Atlanta, USA – UNITAR’s global network of international training centres - CIFAL Global Network- gathered in Atlanta on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. Since its inception in 2003, the Network has reached more than 30,000 beneficiaries through over 400 learning events.
18-19 November 2013. Buenos Aires, Argentina - CIFAL Curitiba in partnership with and the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the Network of Universities on Road Safety (RUSVEI) during its inaugural Assembly held the 18th and 19th of November at the National Technological University in Buenos Aires.
Gold plays an important role in achieving sustainable socio-economic development in countries with gold reserves, with global demand and supply contributing to US$210 billion of global GDP. Its deep liquidity has allowed these countries to raise money when most critically needed. In light of this, UNTAR NYO and the World Gold Council partnered together to hold a two-day seminar emphasizing the important role of gold as a source of development and a means of improving infrastructure and tax revenues.
4 December 2013, New York, USA - The UNITAR New York office organizes a high-level event to commemorate 50th anniversary of UNITAR with the presence of the UN Secretary-General. (Webcast at http://webtv.un.org/)
28 November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in cooperation with the Group of 77 and China, Geneva Chapter, organized a high-level event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UNITAR, and to sign a Framework of Cooperation between G77 and UNITAR.
11-22 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland - More than 12,000 negotiators, observers and NGOs met in Warsaw, Poland from 11-22 November 2013 for the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The talks in Warsaw were not dramatic, though hard fought at times, and have kept the process on track towards a new universal agreement on climate change in 2015. Significant decisions were made in the area of deforestation, and loss and damage.