An autonomous UN body established in 1963, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (www.unitar.org) is a training arm of the United Nations System, and has the mandate to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through diplomatic training, and to increase the impact of national actions through public awareness-raising, education and training of public policy officials. UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries with special attention to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable, including those in conflict situations. Read more
UNITAR offers a diverse range of training and training-related activities under the six thematic areas through face-to-face courses, events and e-Learning courses. Some courses are open to the public and free-of-charge, while others are fee-based and targeted to a specific group of participants. Our courses and events could last from a half-day conference to a several-month long programme. We also engage in training-related and other advisory support services for governments to achieve broader social and economic development outcomes. Read more.