23-24 NOVEMBER 2023, UN CAMPUS BONN, Germany The 1st International UNITAR Research Conference hosted by UNITAR


In response to the ongoing climate crisis and the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN 2030 agenda, UNITAR introduces its inaugural international research conference. This significant event seeks to deepen the understanding of Climate Security and its profound implications on Peace and Security. The first UNITAR International Research Conference will take place in Bonn (Germany), hosted at the UN Campus, on the 24th of November 2023. We have received contributions from more than 25 different countries, including research papers and essays from more than 25 different institutions. There will be a research network event on the 23rd of November 2023 on campus for the researchers, scholars, and collaborative partners to interact and share best practices. 

Read on to learn more about the conference! 


The conference brings together researchers engaged in various fields, including Security Management, Peace & Development Studies, Economics, Business and Management, Natural Resources, Political Science, Private and Public Sector, Disaster and Emergency Health, and Environmental Sciences. 


The conference is a platform for open and actionable research, concentrating on various aspects of Climate Security, particularly linked to the nexus of Conflict, Peace, and Development. Additionally, papers and contributions in broader fields like climate change and environmental sciences, public/private partnerships, education, leadership, innovation with an emphasis on Safety and Security aspects, play a vital role in shaping the conference's discourse.  


Dr. Luísa NETO, President of Instituto Nacional de Administração (INA, I. P.), Portugal

Dr. Daniel RAJMIL, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain 

Prof. Donald DONAHUE, WADEM 

Dr. Cormac MACMAHON, Technological University Dublin, Ireland 


Dr. Lucia MORALES, Technological University Dublin, Ireland 

Prof. Ruediger KUEHR, UNITAR & Limerick University 


United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) 

Mr. Evariste KARAMBIZI, Director, Division for Peace 

Mr. Frank BORCHERS, Chief of Division for Peace Office in Bonn, Germany 

Dr. Jon-Hans COETZER, Senior Specialist, Online Learning and Education Unit, Division for Peace 

Prof. Ruediger KUEHR, Head, UNITAR Bonn Office, Manager SCYCLE Programme & Adjunct Professor University of Limerick 


Technological University Dublin, Ireland 

Dr. Cormac MACMAHON, Head of Finance, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance 

Dr. Lucia MORALES, Lecturer, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance 


Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain 

Dr. Daniel RAJMIL, Program Director MA UNITAR Conflict, Peace & Security, Law & Political Science Studies 


World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) 

Prof. Donald DONAHUE, President (WADEM) and Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore 

For Further Information

Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer 
E-mail: jon-hans.coetzer@unitar.com 

Dr. Daniel Rajmil 
E-mail: drajmil@uoc.edu 

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