UNDP and UNITAR to Strengthen African Participation in Multilateral Negotiations

March 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) have launched a joint initiative to train over 1,100 African negotiators and decision makers on four priority areas related to economic and social development of Africa: financing for development; regional investment and integration; climate change; and peace and security.

Under this initiative, 35 training and networking events are expected to be organized over a 12-month period. Participants will benefit from face-to-face training, networking activities, instructor-led e-learning courses, and e-discussions to engage a broad constituency of African officials.

UNDP and UNITAR will collect and share knowledge on selected case studies and best practices gathered through the training activities. The "Delivering as One" initiative is expected to promote synergies within the UN system and to contribute to achieving sustainable growth and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the African region. [UNITAR Press Release] [UNDP Africa Office Website]