- Upcoming events -



 

Realizing post-2015 aspirations for migrants and migration

 

16-17 October 2014

This event is jointly organized by the UNITAR New York Office and the International Labour Organization as Chair of the Global Migration Group (GMG)

The linkages of migrants and migration with the development agenda are real and significant. Despite the increasing evidence that migration can bring tangible benefits—to countries of origin, transit, and destination, and most importantly, to migrants themselves—it has so far not been systematically integrated into development planning and practice. 

This two-day event is an opportunity to exchange good practices between field and global level experts and policy-makers on mainstreaming migration into national development strategies with a view to developing practical guidance for national-level planning and programs. A related objective is to give effect to migration and development in the post-2015 UN development agenda and promote the inclusion of migration-related targets and indicators.

 

Venue Information

General Assembly Building

16 October, 10:00-13:00: Conference Room 6

16 October, 15:00-18:00: Conference Room E

17 October, 10:00-13:00: Conference Room E

17 October, 15:00-18:00: Conference Room 6

 

Please register HERE by 15 October 2014

 

 



 

 

 

 E-Learning course on Defence Sector Reform (DSR)

20 July - 20 December 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

 

  



 

 Recent Publications:

 

Student Papers

 The paper may be downloaded here:

ny/sites/unitar.org.ny/files/Multilateral%20Diplomcy%20Paper_final%20version_online%20publication.pdf


 

In Focus

3 October, New York – The UNITAR New York Office, in association with the Permanent Missions of Egypt and Indonesia, hosted a special session on the work of the First Committee of the General Assembly – the committee which deals with issues of disarmament and international security. Nearly a hundred delegates convened at the Permanent Mission of Egypt for an in-depth briefing on the functions of the committee, its internal processes, and its upcoming agenda.

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16 September, 2014, New York, USA - On 16 September, the UNITAR New York Office, in association with the Olof Palme Memorial Foundation and UNDP, concluded its ‘Negotiations’ series with a special workshop on Reconciliation, Negotiations and Conflict Prevention. The workshop highlighted the methods and challenges associated with the development of reconciliation strategies in post-conflict situations. It also stressed the importance of reconciliation as a tool for sustainable development and long-term security. Read More

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On 16 September, the UNITAR New York Office, with the support of the Olof Palme Memorial Foundation, concluded its ‘Negotiations’ series with a special workshop on Reconciliation, Negotiations and Conflict Prevention. The workshop highlighted the methods and challenges associated with the development of reconciliation strategies in post-conflict situations. It also stressed the importance of reconciliation as a tool for sustainable development and long-term security, particularly in societies that have experienced violent conflict.

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On 26 June, in UNDP Hank Shannon room, UNITAR NYO convened a unique seminar on addressing multilateral peace and security issues through a lens of inclusiveness.  In view of current critical challenges, the discussion specifically focused on strategies and realities for an inclusive Iraq. This seminar served several purposes:  to learn more about current and compelling challenges in regional and multilateral security; to discuss the notion of inclusiveness as policy goal; and, to discern the possibilities for starting an interdisciplinary research link with academia.  

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UNITAR NYO and WTO hold three day training course focusing on the future of multilateral trade, in the wake of the collapse of the Bali Agreement.  Despite the Bali setback, diplomats from Permanent Missions to the United Nations attended the three day seminar to discuss the relevance of and the advances made by the international trading system. Over these three days, experts from WTO, WIPO, UNCTAD, UNDP, UN-DESA, ILO and the academic sector engaged extensively with participants on various issues within international trade. 

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