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19 September 2022
Citizen science data (CSD) presents untapped opportunities to track progress towards the SDGs offering multiple advantages for Governments and National Statistical Offices (NSOs): help fill in data gaps for indicators where traditional data collection instruments, such as, household surveys or administrative registers may not be well suited or may not have the sufficient coverage, improve the granularity of data and sometimes timeliness, and offer an effective and cost-efficient means for NSOs to address data needs of policy-makers in the context of limited or falling resources. Many citizen science data initiatives and datasets exist already. Why then have NSOs not been using citizen science data to any large extent to date? To begin with, NSOs require a better understanding of how such data can be useful in their specific context and requirements, as well as understanding what exactly needs to be done to leverage it. Citizen science practitioners, for their part, need to better understand policy applications and know how to ensure that the generated data meets necessary quality standards. This Policy Brief aims to bring greater understanding to these issues by drawing on a research conducted as part of the EU-funded Crowd4SDG project with contributions from several international organizations and research centers. It shows how NSOs can give value to CSD benefitting official statistics, policy-making and citizen science communities and helping ensure that no one is left behind.
16 September 2022
The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) project aims to bridge Libya’s period of transition from an initial humanitarian relief towards mid- and long-term structural and sector-specific support after the 2011 revolution by strengthening national unity and reinforcing state authorities.
16 September 2022
October 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – Multilingualism is especially relevant for the United Nations and our partners as we work to bring course content to communities across the globe. The languages used determines which communities have access to knowledge. With that in mind, efforts to expand the languages available for online course content are under way, with the help of multilingual youth.
16 September 2022
September 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – So much of the world’s information is available through reading, speaking or listening. But what if those channels aren't available to you? What if the language you use isn’t spoken or written?
15 September 2022
September 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – Language is a powerful tool to express, communicate, and convey messages, and in our case, deliver training programmes. By offering programmes in several languages, UNITAR seeks to empower a wider audience to address topics such as social entrepreneurship, peace, finance and trade, digital futures, disaster risk reduction, women’s empowerment and more.
15 September 2022
September 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – On 6 August 2022, the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, Secretary-General António Guterres met with young activists from across Japan for a frank dialogue on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. The discussion made an indelible impression on other Japanese youth who were there.
13 September 2022
13 September 2022, Geneva, Switzerland – The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Defeat-NCD Partnership at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The partnership is aimed at advancing Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 i.e., the reduction by one-third of premature mortality from NCDs through prevention and treatment and supporting efforts to enable and assist all low-resource countries to scale-up action on NCDs through the four pillars of work of the Defeat-NCD Partnership.
13 September 2022
13 September 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – On the 2022 International Day of Peace, 21 September, youth activists for nuclear disarmament will gather to seek breakthrough ideas towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The public is invited to the online event, which will be hosted by the UNITAR.
9 September 2022
9 September 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Executive Director and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Nikhil Seth recently visited Japan. The visit was to strengthen UNITAR’s partnership with the stakeholders in Japan and reaffirm our mission to develop and deliver needs-based training programmes in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.