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6 December 2022
6 December 2022, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – The National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation of the Dominican Republic (INTRANT), hosted the Road Safety National Week taking place from 19 to 26 November 2022. To amplify the outreach of the Autosobriety Training Programme to prevent drink-driving in the country, training and public awareness activities were rolled out throughout the week with a total of 340 beneficiaries.
18 November 2022
18 November 2022, Lima, Peru – UNITAR and the General Secretariat of the Andean Community (SGCAN) signed an Interinstitutional Agreement to collaborate in the development, implementation and maintenance of a regional dashboard that will include relevant road safety statistics for CAN Member States.
17 November 2022
17 November 2022, Durban, South Africa – As part of UNITAR’s ongoing capacity building efforts on Road Safety and ahead of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, a series of capacity building workshops in different Provinces of South Africa on Strengthening National Road Safety Strategies: UNITAR’s Management Practices for Safer Roads Toolkit were held throughout the week.
9 November 2022
9 November 2022, Durban, South Africa – In the framework of 14th Annual Road Safety Summit in Durban, South Africa taking place on 9 – 10 November, UNITAR and CIFAL Durban presented its Autosobriety Training Programme to government officials, businesses, and road safety stakeholders from South Africa.
4 November 2022
4 November 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR’s Division for People and Social Inclusion hosted the long-awaited dual signing ceremony for the launches of the Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Public Policy with Lusail University, and the Global Training Initiative for Parliamentarians Against Corruption with the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) in the presence of international reporters and news agencies.
2 November 2022
2 November 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR, As the world becomes increasingly digitalized, with new disruptive technologies, practices, and actors appearing throughout the globe, it has become essential for institutions, governments, and companies to protect their cyber spaces from hackers and other forms of malicious elements.
31 October 2022
31 October 2022, Cape Town, South Africa – In the framework of the 7th Regional Conference for Africa under the theme Connecting Africa through Smart, Safe and Resilient Roads: Stimulating Growth and Trade on the Continent, UNITAR and CIFAL Durban in collaboration with the South African Roads Federation (SARF), the International Road Federation (IRF), the World Road Association (PIARC), offered a training session on innovative practices to optimize road networks, and a training workshop on the Management Practices for Safer Roads Toolkit, gathering more than 500 delegates from 33 countries, including provincial and local government officials, experts from road agencies, and road authorities and decision makers. The activities provided useful tools and learnings to regional challenges of road safety and brought ideas for improving road networks in Africa.
Leveraging Digital Technologies in Screening and Brief Interventions to reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol
28 October 2022
28 October 2022, Johannesburg, South Africa – Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) for hazardous and harmful drinking are considered as a preventative approach which measures an individual’s drinking pattern during outpatient or wellness visits and provides interventions to those at risk of harmful use of alcohol. In addition, web-based information, self-testing and self-help guidance, using simple advice and education materials are some of the channels of information that can be further utilized to advance this objective.
UNITAR and LactApp Women Health to Collaborate in the Promotion of Breastfeeding and Maternal Health
25 October 2022
The first years of life of infants are crucial for their development. Exclusive breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and it is particularly important due to its role in lowering morbidity and mortality, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, respiratory infections, and certain noncommunicable diseases, amongst other benefits. Studies also show that exclusive breastfeeding practices between 0-23 months can contribute to save 804,000 children every year and 20,000 annual deaths from breast cancer.
21 October 2022
21 October 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR’s Division for People and Social Inclusion has partnered with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Total Energies Nigeria to create a recycling plant in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, empowering members of the Elelenwo community in the process.