01 July, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – The UN CC:Learn Secretariat, provided by UNITAR, has launched two Resource Guides for those interested in gaining a more advanced understanding of the science of climate change. The two guides, which were developed with technical advice from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), provide a tour of the best and most relevant resources on climate change science, mostly drawn from within the UN System.

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02 July 2014, Istanbul, Turkey – Reaching an important milestone, Afghan officials have concluded the first module of the Executive Master’s Degree programme. The Executive Master’s Degree programme in Development Policies and Practices (DPP) is a joint collaboration between UNITAR and the Graduate Institute of Geneva. The customized degree programme, specially created for Afghan government officials is now in its second edition following a successful pilot in 2013. Read More

07 July 2014, Beijing, China – A National Forum for SAICM Implementation in China was held in Beijing on 12 June 2014, with the participation of UNITAR. Under the framework of a national project for the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the Forum consisted of a review of progress made to date for the project.

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10 July 2014, Curitiba, Brazil – The promotion of culture, creativity, tourism and education can attract investment and provide a favorable environment for retaining talent. Cities have an important role to play in building a “Creative Economy” that contributes to socio-economic development. UNITAR’s training Centre in Brazil together with the Municipal Foundation of Culture of Campo Mourao hosted the Municipal Forum of Culture aiming to promote the community's cultural activities. Read More

10 July 2014, Abidjan, Ivory Coast – In the current context of global crisis, local authorities have an important role to play in the search for common responses to deal with major challenges of sustainable development. CIFAL Ouagadougou organized a seminar on "The implementation of a common and effective strategy to strengthen the capacity of local communities in order to maximize the impact of training sessions in the field" which took place on June 12-13. 

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