Training Courses “Civil, Police and Military Relations” for Police Officials

02 February 2016

On 2 February, United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) Desk for Italy was invited to teach in a five-week course on “Civil, Police and Military Relations,” which aims at training high-ranking police officials from third-world countries to be deployed in critical missions. Organized by the Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (COESPU), the course has been given 18 times. The UNRIC Desk for Italy is the only European-based UN agency featuring in the course’s curriculum. 

The Desk Officer developed a module titled “The UN public information activities on the field, central and regional levels – policy, strategy, tools” which he presented to 40 police officers taking the course. The police officers were from countries including Mali, Romania, Cameroon and Gabon.   

COESPU is the only training institution that the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) has partnered with. UNRIC’s participation started in 2011. The COESPU appreciates the Desk’s participation in the course, which informs participants about different aspects of peacekeeping. 

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Presentation about the UN at Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore

29 January 2016

On 29 January, United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) Desk Office for Italy gave a presentation about the UN to students majoring in non-profit management at the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore. The school has been partnered with UNIRC Desk Office for Italy for five years.

The desk officer detailed covered a range of UN topics, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN and European Union partnership, peace and security and employment opportunities. He also talked about the growing information campaign in Europe and the growing use of social media. Students took a group picture displaying the Italian version of the SDGs banner featuring the 17 goals.

As usual, employment opportunities with the UN drew most attention. The desk officer explained the internship programme and a few candidates stood up for later recruitment. 

The desk officer is committed to maintaining active communication with participants through mailing lists and social media. Students welcomed the method and completed the survey questionnaire. 

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Presentation about the UN at Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore

29 January 2016

On 29 January, United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) Desk Office for Italy gave a presentation about the UN to students majoring in non-profit management at the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore. The school has been partnered with UNIRC Desk Office for Italy for five years.

The desk officer detailed covered a range of UN topics, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN and European Union partnership, peace and security and employment opportunities. He also talked about the growing information campaign in Europe and the growing use of social media. Students took a group picture displaying the Italian version of the SDGs banner featuring the 17 goals.

As usual, employment opportunities with the UN drew most attention. The desk officer explained the internship programme and a few candidates stood up for later recruitment. 

The desk officer is committed to maintaining active communication with participants through mailing lists and social media. Students welcomed the method and completed the survey questionnaire. 

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Senior UN Officials brief the UN Team in Argentina on the SDGs

29 January 2016

During their visit to Argentina in December 2015, the recently appointed Chef de Cabinet Edmond Mulet and Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and former Chef de Cabinet, briefed the UN Country Team on the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as ECLAC´s latest report: Inclusive social development: The next generation of policies for overcoming poverty and reducing inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Further, Mr. Mulet was interviewed for the “Voices of the UN70 anniversary”, a special series of video interviews featuring prominent government and UN officials and representatives of NGOs. The video series project was led by the Office of the Resident Coordinator in Argentina and supported by UNIC Buenos Aires.

"This 70 year-anniversary has been useful not only to ponder the UN achievements, but also to think ahead about the future”, the Chef the Cabinet expressed. “We have to acknowledge that the current global situation is not simple, we have challenges regarding issues such as security, migration and terrorism… That is why the UN values and principles are so important... I believe that if the UN did not exist, we would need to create it... The past 70 years have proven the usefulness of the UN for the progress of human kind”.

Mr Mulet’s interview is available here: Part I Part II

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