UNRCCA HELD TWO TRAINING SEMINARS OF THE ACADEMY OF PREVENTIVE DIPLOMACY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE FROM CENTRAL ASIA AND AFGHANISTAN
In November 2021, UNRCCA held two training seminars for young people from Central Asia and Afghanistan within the framework of the Preventive Diplomacy Academy (PDA) initiative. 28 PDA participants, including two from Afghanistan, attended these seminars.
On 4 November, the Preventive Diplomacy Academy participants discussed the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a basis for the development of the Central Asian countries. In the first part of the online training session, representatives of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General Disability Team made a presentation on implementation of the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS).
The participants of the training seminar were informed about the history, preconditions for the development and goals of the UNDIS and that the full and complete realization of the human rights of all persons with disabilities is an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
In the second part of the training workshop, participants discussed the role of the PDA in the implementation of the 2030 agenda in achieving SDG 3 "Good health and well-being", SDG 5 "Gender equality", SDG 10 "Reducing inequality", SDG 16 "Peace, justice and strong institutions" and SDG 17 “Partnership for the Goals”.
On November 10, an online seminar was held on “Women, Peace and Security. Gender Equality ” topic, in which the participants listened to an overview of UN Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960 on women, peace and security. The audience learned about the responsibilities, monitoring and reporting mechanisms of these resolutions.
In the second half of the training workshop, participants were briefed on gender equality in the focus of the work of the United Nations Population Fund and UN Women.