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Artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM)
UNITAR, in collaboration with the UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership and a group of national and international experts, has developed the Handbook for Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans.
International Policy Development
In September 2015, the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management, through resolution IV/4, initiated an intersessional process to prepare recommendations regarding the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020...
SDGs & Chemicals and Waste
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2015. Sound management of chemicals and waste (SMCW) is a specific target under SDG 12 on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
The REDD+ Academy
The REDD+ Academy is a coordinated REDD+ capacity development initiative led by the UN-REDD Programme and the UNEP Environmental Education and Training Unit, which seeks to match the scale of the global climate change mitigation challenge and enable systematic, focused capacity development to deliver REDD+ on the ground.
Ambient air is one of the two core matrices considered in the Global Monitoring Plan (GMP) of POPs...
Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction at Local Level
With the objective of enhancing the capacities of governments and communities to better respond to disasters and reduce risks, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has been working on two fronts, (1) providing advanced technologies and applications to reduce disaster impact by monitoring situations before, during and after disasters, while building resilience; (2) providing training opportunities for government officials in the most vulnerable regions to disasters- Latin American and the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific.
Environmental Democracy Projects
Following requests from a number of developing countries, UNITAR has implemented a global programme, which provides methodological and technical support to countries to strengthen implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration through a country-driven process.
Sustainable Consumption and Production
The series of regional e-learning courses “Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)” aims to provide policymakers from the Asia, Africa and Latin America with a comprehensive introduction to the SCP approach and its application opportunities. The courses are moderated, take 8 weeks to complete, and are highly interactive and practice-oriented.
Green Economy
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policymaking. Its members include: the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Resilience and Risk Reduction R3
The UNITAR Resilience and Diaster Risk Reduction activity area (R3) combines knowledge and experience of several UNITAR Programmes in supporting governments and local authorities in their respective substantive areas.