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Changemakers: UNITAR partners with the Premier League, Premier League Charitable Foundation and Sport Relief to break the bias surrounding girls in sport, leadership and gender equality.
16 March 2022
As part of an ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls, UNITAR has partnered with the Premier League, Premier League Charitable Foundation and Sport Relief to create ‘Changemakers,’ a leadership and empowerment programme for self-identifying young women and girls aged 11 - 18.
Taking the WPS Agenda Forward: UNITAR Support to The Office of the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women, Peace and Security
16 March 2022
In its continued efforts towards the realisation of the goals outlined in the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda, UNITAR has joined forces with The Office of the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women, Peace and Security (OSE) through the secondment of a Gender Monitoring Specialist.
Custodians for Peace: UNITAR’s support to FemWise Africa Advancing women’s leadership in mediation and negotiation on the African continent
15 March 2022
Did you know that when women participate in peace processes, the resulting agreement is 35% more likely to last 15 years? But did you also know that between 1992 and 2019, women represented only 13% of negotiators, 3% of mediators, and 4% of signatories in major peace processes? To combat the disconnect between these statistics, UNITAR has codeveloped with FemWise-Africa the Custodians for Peace project which empowers women with the skills and confidence to directly participate in peace processes.
15 March 2022
Recognizing that women continue to face significant barriers to equitable and meaningful participation in peace operations, in November / December 2021, UNITAR and the UN DPO Justice and Corrections Service (JCS) jointly held an Assessment and outreach exercise for women corrections officers in Dakar, Senegal.
11 March 2022
11 March 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - The Fischer Family Scholarship is an award of €5,000 granted to one student which has been admitted in the selection procedure pertaining to the Master in Electoral Policy and Administration (MEPA) program at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. This scholarship is attributed to cover half of the tuition costs of the Master for the 2022 April Intake.
3 March 2022
3 March 2022, Hiroshima, Japan - UNITAR Division for Prosperity is launching a two-week course on Introduction to Digital Health and Digital Entrepreneurship in Sahel Region. The online training will be delivered in French from 14 March to 25 March 2022. Women, youth entrepreneurs and medical practitioners are invited to learn skills, gain knowledge, and develop attitudes to help them adapt to and participate in the digitizing world and excel in digital health and entrepreneurship.
15 February 2022
15 February 2022, Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Geneva (Switzerland) - HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Talal Al Saud, President of the Arab Gulf Programme for Development, AGFUND, and Mr. Nikhil Seth, Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR, signed an agreement today to announce the establishing of the Global Partnership Hub.
29 December 2021
29 December 2021, Geneva, Switzerland - On the 2nd of December 2021, UNITAR hosted the third meeting of UN SDG:Learn Steering Group entirely online. The meeting was co-organized with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC).
Enhancing International Scientific Cooperation: Arctic Science and Technology Advice with Ministries
23 December 2021
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School will collaborate on a project supported by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Consulate-General of Japan in Boston on Enhancing International Scientific Cooperation: Arctic Science and Technology Advice with Ministries. With the coordination of the Science Diplomacy Center at EvREsearch LTD, this training project, consisting of three webinars, aims to help enhance international scientific cooperation by inclusively addressing inevitable questions that involve the 2017 Arctic Science Cooperation Agreement, ministries of nations, indigenous peoples, and science. Upon the signature of the Arctic Science Cooperation Agreement in 2017, scientists from the eight Arctic governments were granted access to the Arctic areas that each government has identified, including entry and exit of people, equipment, and materials; access to research infrastructure; and access to data. The Arctic will be analyzed as a global case study in view of climate and planetary challenges to balance national interests and common interests “for the benefit of all on Earth across generations.”
16 December 2021
16 December 2021, Geneva, Switzerland - UN CC:Learn's participation at COP26 highlighted the importance of education and learning in scaling up climate action. As in previous editions, the programme held a series of activities, notably the Climate Classroom, and collaborated with a wide range of partners. Read on to find out more!