15 April 2013, Kabul, Afghanistan - In a ceremony attended by Afghanistan’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, twenty senior and mid-level civil servants from the Ministry of Finance were inducted into the inaugural Executive Master's Degree Programme in Development Policies and Practices in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Finance in Kabul on Sunday, April 15.
April 2013, Merida, Mexico - UNITAR and the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) Mexico, and Airports Council International inaugurated a new training centre to develop regional training programmes on Disaster Management and Airports. From 19-22 March 2013, a group of experts gathered in the city of Merida, Mexico, to inaugurate the new CIFAL Merida.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and CIFAL Merida have partnered with the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) Mexico, and Airports Council International to develop a pilot training programme on Disaster Management and Airports. A group of experts will gather in the city of Merida, Mexico from 19 to 22 March 2013 to share experiences and good practices on how to implement disaster preparedness and how to deal with the aftermath of hurricanes.
Responsible for developing training programs and promote technical cooperation contributing to local development, CIFAL Curitiba was established in Latin America's greenest city. In November 2009, when the first agreement was signed between UNITAR and SESI, the centre was relocated and housed in FIEP - the Federation of Industries of Parana State. The new partnership agreement signed on Friday renewed the cooperation between the two entities for the period between 2013 and 2016. Read More
February 2013 - In preparation for its new series on creating resilience on food and nutrition security in Asia, CIFAL Jeju training centre for local authorities in Asia and UNITAR's Local Development Programme conducted a key informant interview with Professor George Kent of University of Hawaii, author of various books on the topic. Read More