We are delighted to send you the Summer Newsletter of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). In this issue, we provide information about what UNITAR's key programmes are doing 'Looking Back, Heading Forward'.
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“Governments and civil society need to take forward the commitments made at Rio and fight for sustainable development.”
H.E. Mr. Gilberto Carvalho,
Chief Minister of the General Secretariat
the Presidency of Brazil
To Advance Green & Climate Resilient Jobs
Green jobs, in the sense of environmentally friendly and socially responsible jobs, are not only for a minority of highly-skilled workers, but also concern remote areas and disadvantaged groups.
“Moving to green societies is about learning and about engaging people - not only through general education, but also through formal, informal and vocational education and concrete action on the ground,” Ms. Vandeweerd said.
UNITAR and the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) signed a Letter of Intent. MIIS will translate UNITAR course materials into 9 languages.
UNITAR and the Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative (GLHI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This initiative spreads worldwide the seeds - and the peace message - of trees that survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima in 1945. UNITAR will mainly provide outreach support.
The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme is continuing to develop and reinforce cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Algeria. Joint activities are foreseen to take place over a period of three years, launching in September 2012, with workshops focusing on managing media relations and public speaking.
UNITAR and the CIFAL Network will host training and learning events focusing on key topics of "urban planning and design" at the 6th World Urban Forum from 1 to 7 September.
The New York office will organize a workshop on International Disaster Relief with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and an event to promote education on democracy with the Community of Democracies.
UNITAR published a new info-graphic brochure on its 5-year’s of achievements.
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