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2019 FTP fellows on a site visit in Grindavik, Reykjanes peninsula
30 December 2019

Season's Greetings from staff and fellows

At times of changes the staff and fellows of the Fisheries Training Programme in Iceland send you best wishes for the festive season and a happy new year.
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson utanríkisráðherra og Audrey Azoulay, aðalframkvæmdastjóri UNESCO, við undirritunina (Mynd: UNESCO/Christelle ALIX).
30 December 2019

Ísland og UNESCO gera samkomulag um Þekkingarmiðstöð þróunarsamvinnu - GRÓ

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson utanríkisráðherra og Audrey Azoulay, aðalframkvæmdastjóri Menningarmálastofnunar Sameinuðu þjóðanna UNESCO, undirrituðu 16. desember samkomulag um að Þekkingarmiðstöð þróunarsamvinnu starfi undir merkjum UNESCO sem sjálfstæð stofnun. Í miðstöðinni koma saman fjórir skólar sem starfræktir hafa verið á Íslandi.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson and Director General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay at the signing. (Photo: UNESCO/Christelle ALIX)
30 December 2019

Iceland and UNESCO establish GRÓ - International Centre for Capacity Development – Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Societal Change

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson and Director General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay signed an agreement on December 16. establishing GRÓ - International Centre for Capacity Development – Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Societal Change, as a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO.
30 December 2019

Season's Greetings 2019

The Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (GEST) sends its warmest season's greetings and wishes for a happy new year!
27 December 2019

GEST joins GRÓ - Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainability and Societal Change

After many years of collaboration, the United Nations University and the GEST programme are parting ways. They do so along with the other three Icelandic UNU programmes (FTP, GTP and LRT). The four programmes and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) have recognised the potential for collaboration based on their strong focus on capacity development and their global presence.
Fellows 2019
20 December 2019

Season´s greetings

Dear friends. The year 2019 is soon coming to an end and it has certainly been a special year for our Programme. After a long and successful collaboration with the United Nations University, the Land Restoration Training Programme has joined hands with the other three UNU training programmes in Iceland, on Fisheries, Gender Equality and Geothermal Energy, to form GRÓ: the International Centre for Capacity Development - Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Societal Change. The Centre will become a UNESCO Category 2 centre as of 1 January 2020.