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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a principal training arm of the United Nations, working in every region of the world. We empower individuals, governments and organizations through knowledge and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges.
The success of Agenda 2030 will depend on fully integrated societal efforts. As the United Nations says, a successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society. Moreover, the strength of these partnerships is predicated upon sharing and understanding the values, principles, and vision of everyone involved.
Inclusive societies are the most peaceful and just societies. The United Nations recognizes this concept and has made the promotion of peaceful, just, and inclusive societies a priority in its Agenda 2030. To achieve this goal the UN has emphasized access to justice for all and building accountable institutions.
"We must ensure the SDGs help transform the lives of people around the world. Words must be turned into impactful action. This will not happen without accountability, evaluation and learning."
-- United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed
The United Nations has made quality education a priority in its Agenda 2030. The UN believes obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Still, according to the UN, 57 million children in developing countries remain out of school. 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women.
On 25 September 2015, Member States of the United Nations adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the form of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These replace and build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) first crafted in 2000 as benchmarks for reducing poverty and multiple deprivations.
Upon the request of The Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will carry out the “Briefing for Delegates on the 72nd Session of the General Assembly and the Main Committees.”, to be conducted in English, for FOSS Members. The Course will be delivered in September 2017 over 2 days in the premises of the Permanent Mi
The UN system is mainly financed through assessed and voluntary contributions from member states. The UN Specialized Agencies are funded partly through assessments and voluntary contributions. The course will go through the Regular Budget, the Peacekeeping Budget, and the international tribunal’s budget, which are funded through assessments.
Business leading the way: the SDGs as a tool for sustainability and growth
The achievement of the SDGs requires strong involvement and clear strategy to strengthen business awareness and inspire robust action in decreasing material footprint and advancing more sustainable consumption and production patterns.