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Spring 2013



Voices and Faces of UNITAR

2013Spring_small 2UNITAR is serving some 27,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting close to 400 capacity development and research activities around the world. The trainings offered by UNITAR target a highly international audience with diverse backgrounds, as the staff working at UNITAR comes from locations all around the world and offer unique and specialized skill sets. This edition of UNITAR's newsletter is compiled of videos of some of our staff so you can get to know the people that are behind the activities of UNITAR.


Dear Reader,

We are delighted to send you the Spring Newsletter of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). In this issue, we would like to introduce you to some of the people behind the activities of UNITAR.

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"Here it's a very international, multicultural, multiethnic environment, and that is an inspiration for me."


Meet Julia Perrucci, Communication and Information Technology Support Section collaborator, as she shares her work engaging with the public through social media.

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"I love what I do and every morning I wake up I am motivated to work."


Meet Monica Nunez, International Law Programme, as she shares her motivation for working for the UN.

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"We directly implement our programme - so we are very much in touch with the grassroots."


Meet Larry Boms, Head of the UNITAR office in Nigeria, as he shares the work of UNITAR's programme in Port Harcourt.

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New Partnerships

partnersUNITAR, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and UNDP Saudi Arabia announce new project aimed to strengthen the foreign diplomacy in Saudi Arabia.

UNITAR is developing a course for the Police Division of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations on gender mainstreaming police in peacekeeping.

UNITAR and the INTOSAI Development Initiative of Norway partner to deliver course on the implementation of International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions across developing countries.

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UNITAR signed a contribution agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme to develop an online training and knowledge sharing platform on how to develop inventories of mercury pollution. The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment is also contributing to this partnership. The platform will support the entry into force of the future global legally binding instrument on mercury

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"The fact that UNITAR marshals its own resources means that its partners trust the organization"


Meet Ambassador Henry Lopes, Chairman of the UNITAR Board of Trustees, as he shares his views on UNITAR as an Organization.

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"The best thing about working at UNITAR is definitely the people. I have met some of the nicest people in my life."


Meet Myriam Khan, Trainee Public Finance and Trade Programme, as she shares what she finds inspiring at work.

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"I like challenges. At UNITAR you can't be bored. You will be always busy and challenges are more than enough."


Meet Evariste Karambizi, Manager Peacekeeping Programme, as he shares how his path has led him to work at UNITAR.

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UNITAR and the Petroleum Technology Development Fund signed a 4-year cooperation agreement to train Nigerian scholars in the oil and gas industry.

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UNITAR launched an online Community of Practice on international trade negotiations (in French) in partnership with Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

UNITAR, EMDR Europe HAP and NGO Forum for Health are launching a conference to discuss innovative trauma therapy in humanitarian and developmental settings.

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Online Catalogue and Virtual Learning Environment

at-mark UNITAR offers more than 400 events per year. Check out our e-Learning courses and other UNITAR events in our Online Catalogue or consult the UNITAR Virtual Learning Environment and find e-Learning courses that best address your needs.


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