Since Jeju province was designated as a pilot area forGreen Growth in 2007, lessons learned from thisKorean experience represent a valuable knowledge forthe Asia-Pacific Region. Indeed, the training confirmedthe high demand for integrating Green Growth intolocal development across Asia.In 2011, CIFAL Jeju will host introductory GreenGrowth training courses, as well as more specificworkshops for developing Green Growth training plansand programmes across local governments in theAsia-Pacific Region.
New E-learning course on
New frontiers inAgricultural Trade and Regulation
15 Nov.: The field of agriculture and trade raises ahost of connected issues such as food security andfood safety, environmental and other consumersconcerns, and domestic regulation.This new e-Learning course focuses on the preparationand conduct of agricultural negotiations. It aims toprovide participants with a set of tools for analyzingthe role and limits of trade negotiations on agricultureagainst a broader canvas of national developmentobjectives.
UNCTAD/UNITAR joint workshop on MultilateralConference Diplomacy
Geneva, 4-5 Nov.:Members of permanentmissions in Genevadealing with the UnitedNations Conference onTrade And Development(UNCTAD) issues wereinvited to participate ina workshop on effectivenegotiations in a multilateral context.Role-play simulations, case studies and experiencesharing allowed the participants to quickly grasp thedifferent conference dynamics and the peculiarities of UNCTAD's intergovernmental machinery. Spurred bythe very positive participants
, the nextworkshop in the series is scheduled early 2011.
GTZ/UNITAR collaboration for strengtheningThai Government capacity in InternationalEnvironmental Law
Bangkok, 21 Sept.: Following up on theJuly agreement, the German technicalcooperation (GTZ) and UNITARimplemented a training course for ThaiGovernment officials aiming atenhancing knowledge and understandingof international environmental law as well asidentifying the main environmental issues in theSouth-East Asian Region.Training activities were conducted in cooperation withthe Thai-German Climate Protection Programme, TheGTZ Office in Bangkok and the Office of NaturalResources and Environmental Policy and Planning(ONEP) of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The Swiss Permanent Mission and UNITAR partner on the 2010 UN Reform Course Series
New-York, 8 Oct.: SinceMember States recognizedthe need for transformingand adapting the United
Nations system to today’s
realities, UNITAR developeda Course Series on UNReform to enable delegates to engage constructivelyin relevant consultations.Speakers, including United Nations senior managers,permanent representatives and experts from civilsociety or academia, offered a broad overview of thehistory, milestones, and current status of the UnitedNations Reform from multiple perspectives.
Over thelast three years, some 500 diplomats, United Nationsstaff, and researchers benefited from this course.
Knowledge to Lead
Climate change: an integrated approach
Climate change has been a priority for UN MemberStates for several years. It is constantly raising newchallenges and it will affect more and more theeconomy. To address these challenges, UNITAR hasadopted an integrated approach throughmultidisciplinary activities including:UN CC:Learn - UN training platform on climate changeGeneva, 29 Oct.: Representatives from 17 UNagencies joined a 2-day workshop to collaborate onthe UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change.
“UN CC:Learn seeks to create
a common platformowned by all participating UN agencies with the goal toshare experiences and respond effectively to climatechange learning and skills development priorities in
said Mr. Carlos Lopes.2010 Highlands International Biodiversity & ClimateChange ConferenceFindhorn, 5 Nov.: The International Biodiversity andClimate Change Conference, organized by the UNITARaffiliated training centre CIFAL Findhorn, Scotland UK,provided an unparalleled opportunity to meet expertsin both land and marine ecology and to find the latestinformation on how climate change is affecting
Northern Europe’s unique habitats and resources.
Asan official contribution to the United NationsInternational Year of Biodiversity, the conferenceattracted a wide audience from policymakers tocrofters, foresters to tourist operators, fishermen tofarmers, land managers to the news media; all thosewith a vital interest in the profound implications of climate change on biodiversity.