28 May 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – On 25 April 2024, UNITAR signed a memorandum of understanding with the City University of Seattle (CityU) to develop joint degree or certificate programmes and share educational resources such as online learning materials and platforms. The two institutions also hope to exchange faculty members, researchers and students and jointly organize workshops, seminars and conferences in areas of common interest.

UNITAR and CityU plan to start with collaboration on capacity-building programmes, master classes and partnerships with stakeholders across industries and governments, to globally enhance expertise and drive educational excellence.

At City University of Seattle, we are committed to empowering future leaders through innovative education and collaborative initiatives. This partnership will enhance our ability to drive sustainable and inclusive economic development worldwide.” – Mihoko Kumamoto, Director, UNITAR Division for Prosperity

City University of Seattle is an accredited, private non-profit university in Washington, USA, with campuses in Canada and partners in Canada, the Czech Republic, India, Mexico, Slovakia and Vietnam. CityU aims to provide career-relevant education to professionals who want to advance their careers and compete in the global marketplace, and UNITAR will support the university’s mission.

City University of Seattle’s mission is to provide education wherever there is a desire to learn, and we are honoured to collaborate with UNITAR to deliver that mission to more places in the world with UNITAR,” said President Randy C. Frisch. “Through education, commerce and friendship, the world becomes a better, more peaceful place to live and learn.”

UNITAR is pleased to collaborate with the City University of Seattle towards our common goals of advancing global education and capacity-building and fostering sustainable and inclusive development through innovative initiatives


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations. In 2022, UNITAR trained over 395,000 learners around the world to support their actions for a better future. UNITAR has a global presence, with offices in Geneva, Hiroshima, New York and Bonn and networks around the world.

UNITAR Division for Prosperity offers world-class learning and knowledge-sharing services to present and future change-makers from around the world. Through our innovative training and learning opportunities – built on robust adult learning principles – we seek to promote sustainable, inclusive and just economic development and catalyse the creation of decent employment opportunities for all.

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