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25 April 2024
At the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS), Rovil Kumar, a scientific officer specialising in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), coordinates the development of maps and geospatial portals that contribute to Fiji's resilience to extreme weather events. As part of his role, he compiles various maps for climate monitoring, flood mapping, and forecasting of heavy rainfall and tropical cyclones. By doing so, Rovil and his team contribute significantly to Fiji's preparedness and response strategies. To harness the skills to develop these products, Rovil Kumar participated in many trainings conducted by the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) over the years, more recently attending the course "Geospatial Training on Flood Susceptibility and Cyclone Exposure Modelling". This training covered fundamentals of QGIS, cyclone mapping, hydrological mapping, and flood modelling using the Height Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) method. The training focused on using this HAND modelling method to perform flash flood vulnerability mapping and tropical cyclone risk mapping.  
25 April 2024
25 April 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – On 10 February 2024, the UNITAR Hiroshima Office and UNITAR Association held the public forum “Nuclear Disarmament and Sustainable Peace” at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The forum aimed to deepen public understanding about nuclear disarmament, especially given the current armed conflicts in Ukraine and in Gaza, and about achieving sustainable peace.
24 April 2024
24 Abril 2024, Ginebra, Suiza - La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) y el Instituto de las Naciones Unidas para Formación Profesional e Investigaciones (UNITAR) se complacen en anunciar el próximo curso conjunto en línea sobre "Comercio, Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición" para representantes de gobiernos y autoridades que están directamente involucrados en la formulación e implementación de políticas y programas agrícolas en los países de América Latina y el Caribe.
22 April 2024
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 calls to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts with strong emphasis on further implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While climate change is a global phenomenon, some countries are more vulnerable to a warming planet. Given this, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) was created in 2009 as a South-South cooperation platform for collective action to address global climate change. In 2021, UNITAR partnered with the CVF to implement the CVF capacity-building fellowship.
19 April 2024
19 April 2024, Plock, Poland – The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) in Plock conducted different road safety activations during the Plock Career and Professional Activity Fair. Employers, entrepreneurs and labour market partners, as well as youngsters participated in the Fair at the Orlen Arena on 18 April 2024.
19 April 2024
19 April 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Executive Director and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Nikhil Seth visited Japan from 25 to 28 March 2024.
16 April 2024
Fiona Meke, an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Fisheries Studies at the Solomon Islands National University, is actively engaged in environmental research and conservation efforts in the Solomon Islands and the Pacific region.
15 April 2024
17 April 2024, Geneva, Switzerland – On 15 and 16 February 2024, UNITAR hosted a hackathon and conference “Leveraging the Digital Economy for Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth: Strategies to Overcome Risks and Harness Opportunities”. The event brought together nearly 270 people (43 in person and 222 online) to foster collaboration and inspire action to address the opportunities and challenges in the digital economy.
12 April 2024
12 April 2024, Curitiba, Brazil – Throughout March, the International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) in Curitiba jointly with the Education Management and the Social Responsibility Council of the FIEP Group conducted the "Girls in Science" project, which aims to encourage girls' participation in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
12 April 2024
April 12, 2024, Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia took an important step towards ramping up climate change education. The country organized an inception workshop, which brought together key partners, such as UN CC:Learn, to kickstart the development of the country’s National Climate Change Learning Strategy.