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10 July 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – On 6 August 2024, the 79th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, UNITAR will hold a panel discussion “Dialogue with the World Leaders and Future Makers Towards a World without Nuclear Weapons”. The event will bring together leaders and young people and aims to exchange creative ideas to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. It will be held in-person at the Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima, 2F Lounge B and livestreamed on YouTube in English and Japanese.
8 July 2024, Shanghai, China - UNITAR and Cushman & Wakefield signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 20 June 2024, setting the foundation for a strategic partnership aimed at exploring and advancing mutual areas of interest. Director of UNITAR Division for Prosperity Ms. Mihoko Kumamoto and Chief Executive Officer of Greater China at Cushman & Wakefield Mr. Jinquan Zhao took part in the signing ceremony, underscoring the high level of commitment from both parties.
8 July 2024, Beijing, China - On 18 June 2024, UNITAR and Tsinghua University’s School of Journalism and Communication have signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to collaborate on initiatives to accelerate sustainable development in Beijing, China.
8 July 2024, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR has recently inaugurated the Prosperity Alliance centres in Beijing and Shanghai, marking a milestone in their mission to promote sustainable development and global cooperation in Beijing on 18 June 2024 and in Shanghai on 20 June 2024.
7 July 2024, Beijing, China - On 18 June 2024, UNITAR and China Global Television Network (CGTN) met in Beijing, led by UNITAR Executive Director Mr. Nikhil Seth, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of China Central Radio and Television Station Mr. Fan Yun.
At the heart of Bhutan's evolving landscape, Mr. Chokila emerges as a key figure in driving geospatial developments. In his role as Superintendent Survey Engineer at the National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS), his collaboration with UNITAR-UNOSAT has been instrumental in this progress. Chokila's quest for professional improvements led him to enrol in UNOSAT's training courses, which are part of the project “Strengthening Capacities in the Use of Geospatial Information for Improved Resilience in Asia-Pacific and Africa (2021-2024)”. He has taken part in various courses, including “UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle  Data Collection, Processing and Mapping”, “Cloud GIS and Web Application Development” and “Advanced Remote Sensing for Sustainable Land Management”. Through training and implementation of advanced techniques, Chokila's journey exemplifies the tangible outcomes of integrating cutting-edge technology into Bhutan's National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS).
1 July 2024, Tbilisi, Georgia –The international Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) in Tbilsi created in 2023 has provided a series of training activities mainly dedicated to strengthening the capacities of Civil Society Organizations (CSO), public servants and leaders from different municipalities across Georgia on areas related to good governance and sustainable development
1 July 2024, Hiroshima, Japan - UNITAR and ITS Education Asia invite motivated Asia Pacific youth to apply for the “2024 Youth Ambassador Asia Pacific Programme.” The programme will run for 8 weeks and focus on the theme “Local Solutions for Global Challenges: Youth Empowerment and Community Impact''. This training programme aims to deepen the youth’s understanding of the SDGs, strengthen their entrepreneurship skills, and assist them in developing ideas to combat community problems. The training programme will end with final presentations from the youth of their self-directed capstone projects to implement these projects in their local communities to drive positive change. The application deadline is 21 September 2024 at 6 pm HKT. The programme is open to a maximum of 5 youth per country who are located in the Asia Pacific region for the duration of the training. It will occur online for 8 consecutive Saturdays, culminating in a final virtual graduation event.
1 July 2024, Geneva, Switzerland - On 24-25 October 2024, UNITAR will host a pivotal workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) titled "The State of AI in 2024: Developing an AI Strategy and Leveraging AI-driven Innovation for Sustainable Transformation." This event aims to bring together key government officials, diplomats, corporate representatives, and experts from various sectors to explore AI's transformative impact on governance, commerce, and jobs.
We know that, globally, women hold over one-third of seats in local decision-making bodies.xxvii However, there is a lack of data on the participation of indigenous women in local decision-making. Merlyn, a research and data analyst at the Learning Planet Institute (University of Paris Cité), knows this issue first-hand. In Colombia, there are around two million indigenous peoples, according to the 2018 Census (IWGIA). However, their inclusion in decision-making processes remains limited, especially for women.