25 February, Hiroshima, Japan - UNITAR has signed a Letter of Agreement with the Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq to train 26 civil servants in both Hiroshima and Tokyo between 16 and 28 March.

The training programme, being developed in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will address public sector leadership, human resources development and organizational change, along with an examination of the post-conflict reconstruction of Hiroshima and Japan.

The agenda also includes presentations by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as well as the Japanese Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry (METI).