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The Humanitarian Energy Community Calls for Immediate Action on Improving Access to Energy for All Displaced People
21 June 2022
21 June 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - On 16 May 2022, the Humanitarian Energy Conference (HEC) was held at the Kigali Marriott Hotel in Rwanda, convening over 200 people representing more than 100 organizations. The HEC provided the humanitarian energy community with an opportunity to reflect on progress and persisting challenges on the overarching vision of achieving sustainable energy for all refugees and hosting communities. Stakeholders engaged in the conference included government officials, UN agencies, International NGOs, private companies, academics, and other practitioners from the energy, development and humanitarian sectors. The speakers and attendees voiced the need for improving energy access for displaced people and their host communities around the world. Throughout the conference, expert practitioners shared critical insights and best practices on how to achieve SDG7 in displacement settings. The humanitarian energy community highlighted the need for immediate action on improving access to energy for all displaced people and their host communities.
17 June 2022
17 June 2022, Bridgetown, Barbados – In the framework of the 10th IRF Caribbean Regional Congress “A Roadmap to a Safe and Resilient Road System” between 7 and 10 June 2022, UNITAR in collaboration with the International Road Federation and AB InBev offered a training workshop on "Management Practices for Safer Roads", and an executive session on “Diagnosing and Treating Road Injury Risk”. The Congress gathered more than 250 professionals from 32 countries, including 11 Ministers of Transport, and provided useful tools and learnings to regional challenges of road safety and climate-resilient infrastructure.
15 June 2022
15 June 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - For the past twenty years, UNOSAT has been developing its expertise in using Geospatial Information Technologies to promote evidence-based decision-making for peace, security and resilience. Discover some of the ways the experts apply their skills to inform investigations, support recovery and protect cultural heritage.
13 June 2022
June 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – “It’s not enough to search for connections with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have to put the SDGs to use and update our principles and policies to reflect them,” says Cosmo Takagaki, Project Research Associate at Keio University and Research Associate of United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. Cosmo has been a lecturer for the UNITAR Hiroshima Youth Ambassador Program since 2020, and is active as an advisor on the Sustainable Development Goals.
10 June 2022
10 June 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - On Saturday 15th January, the ongoing volcanic eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai triggered a tsunami across the Pacific. Karen Melnychuck and her sister Laura Jarosz contacted the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) with a plea to help them with any information on the island where their mother lived.
8 June 2022
8 June 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - The 2022 World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking, seeking to assess the innovativeness of universities for the future, will be presented on June 9, 2022, at 3:00 pm (CET)/10:00 pm (KST) in both Switzerland and South Korea.
8 June 2022
7 June 2022, Madrid, Spain – UNITAR’s Division for People and Tara for Women have signed a collaborative agreement with the aim of creating a framework for cooperation to develop and implement different support programmes for women.
7 June 2022
A new self-paced Massive Open Online Course "Develop and Implement Science, Technology, and Innovation for SDGs Roadmaps - Level I" was developed by UNDESA and UNITAR to support UN Member States in developing and implementing STI for SDGs Roadmaps as well as attracting global assistance in doing so.
7 June 2022
7 June 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - Climate change is increasingly affecting peace and security across the globe, and factors, such as gender and social inequalities, are catalyzing the effects of this dire trend. How can one help prevent climate change from further disrupting peace and security? Found out the answer in this new free-of-charge e-course!
7 June 2022
June 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – In a country that has gone through multiple wars and conflicts in past decades , it is not easy to create consensus around peacebuilding, get buy-in from citizens and advance it, even drop by drop. Chol Gatkek Tut, Acting Director General for Peace and Social Cohesion, Ministry of Peacebuilding of South Sudan, has been striving to bring people together since she was a teenager.