- Upcoming events -


UNITAR NYO and Olof Palme Memorial Fund: Reconciliation and Conflict Prevention Workshop

16 September 2014



Sustainable development must be grounded in stability and peace, and consolidated through promoting inclusion and social cohesion. In the last three decades a significant number of conflict-affected countries have experienced a return to civil strife, which suggests that cohesive and resilient nations need to deal with the past in order to become genuinely reconciled. Indeed, reconciliation can thus be seen as the engine, and bedrock, of sustainable development, particularly in societies that have experienced violent conflict.

This workshop is expected to deliver the following outcomes:

• Enhanced understanding of Reconciliation and its links to conflict prevention;
• Increased awareness of the various components of a reconciliation process; 
• Greater awareness and applications of reconciliation for conflict prevention tools and sustainable peace.


This workshop will take place in Conference Room C (CB) on 16 September 2014 from 10:00-17:00.  


Please register HERE by 15 September 2014




General briefing for new delegates on the work of the Sixty-Ninth Session of the General Assembly

11-12 September 2014



In mid-September, hundreds of diplomats attend the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Organization’s main deliberative body. A large proportion of them comes from the capitals and may not be sufficiently familiar with the United Nations. Before taking up their assignments, many of them feel the need for a short but very intensive course on the functions of the General Assembly and its Main Committees. The general briefing, which attracts hundreds of participants, and the special briefings on the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Committees aim at providing such information to new delegates to the General Assembly.


This briefing will take place in the ECOSOC Chamber (CB) on 11 and 12 September 2014 from 10:00-18:00.  


Please register HERE by the 10 of September 2014




 E-Learning course on Defence Sector Reform (DSR)

20 June - 30 September 2014
The objectives of the Defence Sector Reform E-learning course include:

• Raise participants’ awareness to context and challenges for operationalizing DSR in post conflict environments.
• Enhanced understanding of Defence Sector Reform in UN peacekeeping
• Enhanced knowledge leading to strengthen DSR mandate as part of the Security Sector Reform in UN peacekeeping
• Understand the various Security Council resolutions of SSR and DSR, and they promote peace and security

This E-Learning course is available now after having registered online 


Please register HERE








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