27 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - Twenty high-level government officials from the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan received their Master’s degrees in public policy from the Graduate Institute of Geneva on Thursday, February 27th in a ceremony presided over by the Hon. Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
28 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – Mr. Nicolas Niemtchinow, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations Office in Geneva, and Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Acting Head, Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), signed on 28 February 2014 a Framework Agreement reinforcing cooperation between the French Government and UNITAR.
19-20 February 2014, Algiers, Algeria - In the framework of the national day of cities, the Algerian Ministry of Habitat, Urbanism and Cities, with the support of UNITAR, organized a two-day conference in Algiers to further discuss the stakes and challenges of new cities, under the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, H.E. Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Twenty senior officials from the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan arrived in Geneva on 5 February, 2014 to attend the final module of the Executive Master degree in Development Policies and Practices (DPP). The joint programme in Development Policies and Practices is a unique partnership between the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies of Geneva (the Graduate Institute) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) both headquartered in Geneva.
23 January 2014, Shanghai, China - UNITAR's training centre CIFAL Shanghai together with the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, Shanghai UNESCO City of Design, and Shanghai Design Promotion Center successfully hosted the inaugural “Leading Talent Training Program – Strengthening Shanghai City of Design” to promote creative talent through innovative training. The program was held at the Miracle Dynasty Fine Bone China.