Strengthen capacities to foster a green,
low-carbon and climate resilient transition

Strengthen capacities to manage
dangerous chemicals and wastes in a
sound and sustainable manner

Improve the conservation
and sustainable use of
natural resources

Support the conservation,
restoration and safeguarding
of our planet for present and
future generations


of event beneficiaries

were associated with the
Planet Pillar activities.

  • 130

  • 945

    Event days
  • 71,984

  • 82

    Learning events
  • 69,240

  • 31,770


*Certificates of completion and participation from learning events with objective assessment of learning requirements.


Developed climate change related knowledge and skills of over 30,000 stakeholders through the UNITAR managed UN CC:e-Learn platform, which has more than 230,000 registrations and 21 courses in 8 languages.

Helped to establish the EduCCate Global programme strengthening the climate literacy of thousands of primary and secondary teachers and providing them with the tools to bring climate change and sustainability into the classroom.

Supported the development / upgrading process of national climate change learning strategies in Kenya, the Kyrgyz Republic, Malawi Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In partnership with the United Nations University initiated the transfer of its Sustainable Cycles Programme, which focuses on research and training in the area of e-waste and circularity, to UNITAR’s Division for Planet. This process is to be completed by end 2021.

Trained more than 100 national stakeholders in Angola on Chemicals and Waste Management and the development of National Coordination Committees and sectorial coordination and consultation.

Undertook supporting visits to Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo to finalize their National Action Plans for the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector (ASGM).

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AGRHYMET Regional Centre (CRA) - Niger

AGRHYMET Regional Centre (CRA)

Focal points: Prof. Sanoussi Atta and Elise Kaba


“During the workshop, we learned the principles and methods for creating online courses and we had the chance to experiment, applying the different steps in the process of developing an effective e-learning pilot product.”

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Sit Nour Hassan - Sudan

Sit Nour Hassan


“Together we organized a Training of Trainer (ToT) workshop to better prepare those involved in the data collection and we established 4 national steering groups with institutions, non-governmental organizations and every stakeholder and mercury user in the country to get them on board with our project.”

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