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10 June 2024
10 June 2024, Shanghai, China – On 10 May 2024, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and IC Education signed a letter of agreement to jointly implement a youth leadership programme for high school students in China. The programme will aim to deepen the participants’ understanding of current global issues, the United Nations 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to cultivate their leadership skills to support social and economic development for a sustainable and prosperous future.
10 June 2024
10 June 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR invites professionals from the Pacific Islands to apply to the Rapid Response to Climate Crises through the Early Warning Systems training programme for the Pacific Islands. The programme will teach participants how to effectively disseminate, monitor, analyse and respond to early warning systems for climate-related hazards and extreme weather events. Application deadline is 5 July 2024 (11:59 P.M. JST [UTC+9]).
10 June 2024
10 June 2024, Shanghai, China – From 22 to 24 April 2024, UNITAR participated in Shanghai Climate Week 2024 to share global insights, explore strategies and pathways to address climate change and promote green transformation and sustainable economic development for cities and industries.
4 June 2024
4 June 2024, Geneva- In celebration of World Food Safety Day 2024, let's shine a spotlight on the incredible benefits of breastfeeding for both babies and mothers. Breastfeeding is a natural and safe way to provide essential nutrients to infants, promoting their healthy growth and development. As the infant grows, the mother's breast milk will change to meet the infant's nutritional needs. Additionally, breast milk contains antibodies that help protect newborns from common childhood illnesses and infections, thereby ensuring a healthier start in life. For mothers, the benefits are also far-reaching as breastfeeding can reduce the mother's risk of breast and ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. All with the bonus benefit of bonding. Breastfeeding fosters a unique bond between mother and child, offering emotional comfort and security.
31 May 2024
31 May 2024, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR’s Global Water Academy (UGWA) proudly hosted the side event entitled, ‘Blueprints for Prosperity: Building Resilience for SIDS Through the Blue Economy’ at the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) in collaboration with York University as UGWA Academic leads, and UGWA partners IRC Wash.
31 May 2024
31 May 2024, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR, Africa CDC, and Empower School of Health hosted a side event at The World Health Assembly. The event, held at UNITAR Headquarters, featured a panel discussion on the challenges faced by Africa in workforce development for health products manufacturing, and the importance of addressing these issues while proposing solutions.
30 May 2024
30 May 2024, Geneva, Switzerland - At the very core of the Agenda 2030 lies the ambition to eradicate poverty across the globe, with special attention to be drawn to the most vulnerable groups and communities.  Indeed, it is no accident that “No Poverty” has been listed first among the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.
28 May 2024
Agnes Chiu, a high school student in Hong Kong, leads a global youth initiative called “Design Your Life at 25” to help teenagers envision their life and career paths and make informed decisions to reach their dreams. In immersive three-hour workshops, Agnes and her team guide teenagers through self-discovery journeys to envision their lives at age 25. To date, the initiative has already trained 300 young people from 14 countries. Inspired by the UNITAR Asia Pacific Ambassador Programme, Agnes and her team are now developing an app driven by artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance engagement and accessibility for her workshops.
28 May 2024
28 May 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – On 25 April 2024, UNITAR signed a memorandum of understanding with the City University of Seattle (CityU) to develop joint degree or certificate programmes and share educational resources such as online learning materials and platforms. The two institutions also hope to exchange faculty members, researchers and students and jointly organize workshops, seminars and conferences in areas of common interest.
28 May 2024
28 May 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR calls for applications for its “Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Promoting Food Security and Economic Development in Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon” training programme for young entrepreneurs from ages 18-45 in Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon. Participants will learn entrepreneurship fundamentals and knowledge and develop advanced skills for achieving economic development and fighting food insecurity. The programme is scheduled to run from June 2024 to March 2025 and the application deadline is 30 June 2024 (11:59 PM JST).