19 April 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has agreed to an unprecedented partnership with the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), which was concluded yesterday as part of the Fifth AGFUND Development Forum. Both organizations,...


10 April 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – An Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) mission consisting of H.E. Mr. Sidi Ould Tah (Director General) and Mr. Mohamed El Aïchouni (Head, Technical Assistance Division) visited UNITAR’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on 29 March 2017....


1 - 2 March 2017, Abuja, Nigeria - In the framework of its initiative “Capacity for the 2030 Agenda”, UNITAR organized a learning conference on “holistic approaches for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda” for African Least Development...


8 March 2017, Geneva, Switzreland - Two years ago, in March 2015, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) launched the Women’s Leadership Programme (WLP). Hand in hand with UN Women, and across the UN System, the WLP works with the mandate to strengthen skills, knowledge...


3 March, 2017, Hiroshima, Japan – 30 young South Sudanese professionals took part in a UNITAR workshop in Hiroshima last month, as a continuation of the UNITAR South Sudan Fellowship Programme: Entrepreneurship and Leadership Youth Training, a six-month specialized capacity-...


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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