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Sustainable Development Goals Once in a generation opportunity for transformational change Read the Full Story
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Transition to Resilience The future of the biosphere and humanity will be determined in the cities and towns of the 21st century
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General Assembly embarks on historic task of finalising the Post-2015 agenda

"Today, we embark on the critical task of negotiating an ambitious, inclusive and transformative post-2015 development agenda," said UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa as he opened the stocktaking session of the intergovernmental post-2015 development…
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Secretary-General's Synthesis Report on Post-2015

On 31 December, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released his synthesis report on the…

Climate Summit - a major turning point in the way the world is approaching climate change?

The Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attracted a unique mix of…

E-learning on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries

An Official Contribution to SE4ALL CIFAL has teamed up with the University of…
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UN International Year of Light 2015

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light…

CIFAL Centres

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The CIFAL Global Network is composed of 14 International Training Centres for Authorities and Leaders. The CIFAL centres are located across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.  Since its inception in 2003, the Network has reached more than 30,000 beneficiaries through over 400 learning events.

UNITAR - 50 Years of Empowerment

UNITAR is a principal training arm of the United Nations, working in every region of the world. UNITAR empowers individuals, governments and organisations though knowledge and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges.

Forthcoming Programmes

Linked via Light - A Contribution to the International Year of Light 2015
11 March 2015  Westburn Viaduct Glasgow The United Nations...
Climate Resilience for BAME Communities - 16 March 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm Glasgow City Chambers CIFAL Scotland, in partnership...
International Year of Soils 2015: Scotland’s Contribution
31 March 2015, Scottish Parliament, 6:00 - 8:00pm  "The multiple...
Design for Sustainable Settlements 8 - 18 March 2015
Diarra, Moundouwaye, Lahel, Guede Chantier- Senegal Course GoalThis...
Renewable Energies for Developing Countries - E-Learning
Begins on the 16th of February 2015! REGISTER NOW CIFAL Scotland is...
Everything You Need to Know About Climate Change in a Nutshell
Free e-Course Conducted by UN CC: Learn This free self-paced...

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