UNITAR Executive Director Signs Further Agreement with Government of Switzerland, on behalf of the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn)

6 March 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. Executive Director, Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles, signs an agreement with the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) launching a further implementation phase of the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn). Over the next 3 years the partnership will continue to work at global and national levels, promoting systematic and results based approaches to climate change learning. A further 8 countries will develop National Climate Change Learning Strategies, supporting the implementation of Article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.   

About UN CC:Learn

UN CC:Learn is a partnership of 33 multilateral organizations which supports Member States in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is provided by UNITAR. An important aspect of UN CC:Learn is to support countries develop a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development through a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder process. During the course of 2012-2013, Benin, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi, and Uganda are participating as UN CC:Learn pilot countries. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government.