UNITAR / ILO Seminar Series on
Advancing Social Protection Floors
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 222
New York, N.Y. 10017
The second seminar of the three-module Seminar Series on Advancing Social Protection Floors, organized jointly by the UNITAR New York Office and ILO will concentrate on financing social protection.It will include sessions on Fiscal Space and Social Protection Financing, a presentation and discussion of the Global Fund for Social Protection Initiative as well as some consideration on social protection financing from the perspective of the International Monetary Fund. Moreover, it will link social protection to women empowerment and food security.
The seminar series aims to build greater support with UN Member States for moving forward with the development and establishment of social protection floors. Delegates are welcome to attend the second module as part of the series or as an independent seminar.
Participation in the seminar is free for diplomats assigned to a Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, representatives from the UN system and NGOs accredited to the United Nations.
For a detailed information note on the seminar series, please click here.
To resgister online for this seminar, please click here.
Registration deadline: Monday, 27 May, 3 pm
UNITAR / Honeywell International Inc. Side Event on
Sustainable Technologies for a Resilient Future
31 May 2013
Conference Room 7 (NLB)
United Nations Headquarters
1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
UNITAR is convening a side-event comprised of UN experts, scientific experts, academics, and the private sector to bring to the forefront information on technologies that can help to ensure sustainability and resilience, as well as information on their effective dissemination. UNITAR will be organizing this side event at strategic policy times, accompanying the Workshops on the Transfer and Dissemination of Clean and Environmentally Sound Technologies and Sustainable Development currently organized by the President of the General Assembly for 30 April, 1 May and 31 May, 2013.
The side event will be based on panel discussions on collaborative efforts to advance sustainable technologies. This event will have a participatory approach, with presentations and discussions on the various topics on the agenda. Adequate time will be allocated for participants to interact with presenters.
For more information, click here
Registration deadline: May 29th
Summer School on International Diplomacy
17-21 June 2013, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) one-week intensive summer school provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with the unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the special dynamics and key issues at stake in multi-lateral diplomacy from an insider perspective as well as to enhance their practical skills in this field through capacity-building training from experienced practitioners. The summer school will combine an academic approach featuring expert presentations and seminar style discussions on substantial issues with practical sessions, including skills-building trainings on negotiating, resolution writing and research. The students will be able to learn froand experienced practitioners from the NGO sector. All sessions will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in
Students interested in participating are kindly required to send a short resume and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Summer School, please downland the brochure here.
NEW Registration Deadline: May 31st.
For the PDF version of the calendar click here.
To register online for upcoming courses click here.
- Latest Publications -
Training Package "Defence Sector Reform in the UN"
In August 2011, the policy on Defence Sector Reform (DSR) has been approved by the Under- Secretary-General of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The policy was prepared by the Security Sector Reform Unit, in coordination with the Office of Military Affairs and the Inter Agency Security Sector Reform Task Force.
The new policy on DSR aims to support national efforts to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and affordability of the defence sector and its components, in order to contribute to sustainable peace, security, good governance and development for the State and its peoples without discrimination and with full respect for human rights and the rule of law.
UNITAR New York Office, together with the DPKO SSR Unit and with support from the Permanent Missions of Denmark, Kenya, Malaysia and the Netherlands has produced a training package DVD on Defence Sector Refor in the UN in order to explain the concept of DSR and the role of the UN in this field as well as to advoctae for the inclusion of better defined DSR mandates for UN missions.
The DVD features different training materials, including a movie titled "DSR - The Tansformation to Accountable Armies", Power Point Presentations and background literature on DSR.
To see the movie "DSR - The Transformation to Accountable Armies", click here. For French subtitles, click here.
DVD "Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR)"
Operational activities for development of the UN system are defined as those activities of the funds, programmes and specialized agencies which have the specific objective of promoting economic and social development in programme countries. In 2010, nearly two-thirds of all UN system-wide activities were operational activities for development.
The Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) is the mechanism through which the General Assembly assesses the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of UN operational activities for development and establishes system-wide policy orientations for the development cooperation and country-level modalities of the UN system.
During this year, UNITAR’s New York Office carried out a course series on the QCPR, with the support of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations, and contribution of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The goal was to provide delegates and UN staff an opportunity to examine in greater depth a number of technical issues central to the QCPR, and to support preparations for the upcoming intergovernmental negotiation process. The DVD represents the culmination of this collaborative effort.
To see the movie "Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review", click here.