18 December 2016, Hiroshima, Japan - Japan joined the United Nations on this day 60 years ago.

Based in the city of Hiroshima in Japan and reflecting on this anniversary, the UNITAR Hiroshima Office collected photos of our colleagues, who enjoy and are proud of their work. We all feel...


November 2016, Vientiane, Laos - As announced by the UN Secretary-General at the ASEAN Summit, the first UNITAR Regional Training Programme in Peacemaking and Preventive Diplomacy for the Asia-Pacific was organized for diplomats and track two officials in Vientiane 21-25 November. The...


Looking forward, UNITAR will continue to grow and strengthen its programmatic activities, with the Goals and Targets of the 2030 Agenda firmly at the core of UNITAR's functions and objectives. This is the vision as articulated by UNITAR Executive Director, Nikhil Seth, at the recent 57th...


26 – 27 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand – A first Regional Training Workshop on “Developing National Evaluation Capacities to Support the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda” was jointly held by UNITAR and UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub on 26-27 October 2016 in Bangkok, back-to-back with the...


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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is pleased to announce the launch of its Master Programme of Advanced Studies in cooperation with the University of Geneva, the Center for European Legal Studies (CEJE) and the Global Studies Institute...


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.

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