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UNITAR Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region - Regional Training Facility
19 August 2021
On 19 August 2021, Geneva, Switzerland (Virtual) – UNITAR’s Division for Peace is excited to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region of Africa Regional Training Facility (ICGLR-RTF) with the goal of contributing to international, regional, and local efforts aimed at preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Great Lakes Region. UNITAR and the ICGLR-RTF have a strong working relationship, and the signing of this MoU represents the formalisation of the partnership and a recommitment towards comprehensive joint programming.
19 August 2021
19 August 2021, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR is pleased to announce that its Division for Prosperity and Japanese sporting goods company SSK Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance the use of sports as a medium of peace and understanding. SSK created a soccer jersey donning the UNITAR logo, and the jerseys were worn by the soccer players during the “Peace Match” held in Hiroshima on 7 August 2021.
16 August 2021
16 August 2021, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR has been following the situation in Afghanistan with great concern. We ask for the protection of life and the safety of all the people of Afghanistan, irrespective of gender, creed, or affiliation, and that humanitarian assistance be given to those in need. We stand with the citizens of Afghanistan in the hope that humanity prevails in these trying times.
13 August 2021
20 August 2021, Hiroshima, Japan – On Saturday, 18 September 2021, UNITAR, in collaboration with ITS Education Asia and KIDsforSDGs, will host a free public webinar to celebrate the launch of the UNITAR Youth Ambassador Asia Programme on 25 September 2021.
4 August 2021
4 August 2021, Hiroshima, Japan – "Detonating nuclear weapons will have disastrous consequences, affecting all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from health to environmental degradation." This was the central message from Nikhil Seth, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNITAR, at the UN High-Level Political Forum Special Event on “Nuclear Disarmament and Our Sustainable Future.” The event was organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), with partners Hiroshima Prefecture and the Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe).
The General Secretariat of the Andean Community and UNITAR Sign a Landmark Cooperation Agreement for Improving Road Safety in the Region
3 August 2021
03 August 2021, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the General Secretariat of the Andean Community (CAN) signed a cooperation agreement to formalize their joint efforts to provide training and capacity-building for the improvement of road safety in the Andean region.
29 July 2021
UNITAR and AGFUND’s unique microfinance training program has upskilled and inspired more than 1,200 people around the world to eradicate poverty and inequality through microfinance and financial inclusion.
27 July 2021
As part of the AGFUND and UNITAR Global Learning Platform on Financial Inclusion initiative, two e-workshops were organized to enhance the capacities of professionals in the areas of financial inclusion and sustainable development. The e-workshops "Financial inclusion and sustainable development" and "Training of Trainers for financial inclusion" were delivered in November and December 2020, over four weeks each. The e-workshops targeted professionals working in microfinance or financial institutions from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
26 July 2021
26 July 2021, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity is seeking motivated learners interested in developing an inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Plan matched to the needs of their communities and countries. Open to all women aged 18 years or over, the three-month online training will build participants’ knowledge on in DRR. Topics will include the Sendai Framework, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender responsive DRR, multi-stakeholder coalitions in DRR, community-based DRR, and climate change.
25 July 2021
26 July 2021, Hiroshima, Japan – The UNITAR Hiroshima Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation Training Programme has since 2015 been running in Hiroshima. Designed for officials from Asian nations, the training aims to increase the officials’ understanding of the nuclear disarmament debate, give insights into their communication practices to improve their ability to negotiate for disarmament, and familiarize them with the structure and practice of negotiations on disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. The March 2021 course focused especially on preparing trainees for the upcoming Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons scheduled for August 2021.