16-17 November 2017, Geneva, Switzerland - The Institute’s Board of Trustees concluded its Fifty-eighth Session, which convened in Geneva from 16-17 November. In his opening statement, the UNITAR Executive Director, Mr. Nikhil Seth, welcomed two new trustees to the Board, His Excellency Mr. Ma...


30 October - 1 November 2017, Cartagena, Colombia – UNITAR teamed up with the Governments of Colombia and Spain, ECLAC, UNDP and UNDESA to hold a Latin American learning conference on the holistic implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Cartagena de...


“On the morning of 6 October, just before the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, BBC Newshour Extra aired the programme “What Does it Take to Make Peace?”.  The host, Owen Bennett Jones, and his invitees looked at questions such as “Why is it so hard to resolve conflicts and what...


10 October 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT) of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) will strengthen collaboration for the integration of geospatial...


“We need a culture of evaluation – independent and in real time.” – UN Secretary General,  António Guterres (12 April 2016)

28 September 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – The ‘...


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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