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Training of Trainers (ToT) in Capacity-Building – Armenia

News

On October 6th 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) and UNDP Armenia hosted the Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop with representatives of the teaching staff of the Crisis Management State Academy of Armenia and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations Rescue Services.  The ToT provides participants…

UNECE – Oil Spill Project Moldova, Romania and Ukraine

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For the first time, on 24 March 2015, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine tested how the three countries would jointly cooperate to respond to an industrial accident with possible transboundary consequences, such as an oil spill that might reach the Danube Delta. The Danube river is shared…

Environmental Emergencies & FEAT Training – Armenia

News

In June 2015, the representatives of the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) went on mission to Armenia to deliver training on Environmental Emergencies and FEAT Integration. The training of 41 participants involved a field trip to the Lori region to discuss tailings management and community multi-hazard risk assessment using…

Hazardous Waste Management Training – Tajikistan

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In June 2015, a two-day training on debris and hazardous waste management was delivered by the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit in Shurob, a coal mining town in Sughd province of Tajikistan. The theory training of 16 residents consisted of occupational health, safety and risk assessments, as well as asbestos waste…

Green Star Award Winners 2015

Events

The Green Star Awards is a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Green Cross International. The purpose of the Green Star Awards (GSA) event is to recognize outstanding individuals or organisations that have made remarkable efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond…

COP20 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Events

Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “act now,” UN officials in Lima, Peru stressed that fully tackling the impacts of man-made climate change requires a transformation – not mere “tinkering” with past agreements and pledges. The Conference, which opened…

The Institution of Chemical Engineers – Loss Prevention Bulletin (Special Edition)

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The Conference of the Parties to the UN Economic Commission for Europe Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents opened in Geneva on 3rd December 2014 and ended on December 5th. The start of the meeting coincided with the 30th anniversary of the largest chemical accident in human…

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