16 October 2018, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is kicking off its first ever bottom-up crowdfunding campaign, UNITAR Peace Funder, which enables selected professionals from all regions of the world to enhance their applicable knowledge and...


October 2018, Geneva, Switzerland - While urbanization is now recognized as one of the main drivers of transformation in the 21st century, cities and territories are facing new challenges caused by a growing population density, economic activity and social and cultural interactions. These...


Only a few places remain available to participate in UNITAR’s fourth edition of the Executive Diploma in Diplomatic Practice! The programme will take place from September 2018 until August 2019, and only three weeks are left to apply....


July 2018, Geneva, Switzerland - Coming from every continent, 27 Indigenous Representatives took part in the 2018 UNITAR Training Programme to Enhance the Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking Capacities of Indigenous Peoples’ Representatives. Designed to address Indigenous Peoples’...


2 July 2018, Geneva, Switzerland – Ambassadors and representatives of Permanent Missions in Geneva were invited to join our 5th Friends of UNITAR Meeting, to learn more about UNITAR, its activities and our new Strategic Framework 2018 - 2021.



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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