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19 May 2022
19 May 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - Effective communication is fundamental to successful diplomacy, specifically in times of crisis marked by high levels of uncertainty. Delivering one’s message is key to work together efficiently and to overcome challenges at both the individual and organizational level.

With this in mind, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Conflux Center for Intercultural Mediation and Dialogue have designed and developed the innovative virtual course on “Speechwriting and Public Speaking Skills for Multilateral Diplomacy: Cases & Insights from the United Nations”.
12 May 2022
12 May 2022, New York, Geneva, Vienna (USA, Switzerland, Austria).- The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) announce a partnership signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work on training, research, and capacity development activities to empower the promotion and protection of human rights.
10 May 2022
10 May 2022, New York, USA — The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Longy School of Music of Bard College (Longy), the Global Foundation for the Performing Arts (GFPA), announce a partnership to expand access around the world to Longy’s Master of Music in Music Education degree. Launching in Fall 2022, this joint master programme will equip educators to foster creative youth development and inspire cross -cultural exchange in classrooms worldwide.
10 May 2022
10 May 2022, New York, United States (Virtual) – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York office and Yale University third part of annual series, Looking Towards COP 27: Climate Extremes: The Housing Crisis, Food Shortages, and Energy Poverty, took place. The programme provided a unique discussion with experienced professionals on issues the climate is facing and actions to consider; to be able to reach and implement the set goals of the 2030 Agenda.
25 April 2022
25 April 2022, New York, United States – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) and Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales (IGLOBAL) came together at the UNITAR New York Office to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between these three offices and begin a fruitful collaboration in the field of Multilateral Diplomacy.
25 April 2022
25 April 2022, New York, USA .- During his final meetings in the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the UNITAR Executive Director, Mr. Nikhil Seth met the Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina Mohammed to talk about UNITAR’s forthcoming plans including the new Board of Trustees members. Mr. Seth pointed to the need for strengthened coherence of UNITAR programming with broader UN efforts, and the need to help tapping other types of funding. The necessity to find an efficient mechanism for small UN entities to contribute to broader UN efforts was discussed. He called to take actions to work more closely with country teams to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda more effectively.
22 April 2022
22 April 2022, New York, United States (Virtual) –  The closing ceremony for the Global Diplomacy Initiative Programme (GDI) took place to celebrate the GDI fellows’ graduation at the United Nations Institute Training and Research office in New York. The GDI programme provides a unique training experience for professionals and students in higher stages of education who are interested in the United Nations to understand how it functions while developing technical knowledge and gaining learning experience from experts.
21 April 2022
21 April 2022, New York, United States (Virtual) – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York office, in partnership with the Columbia Law School Mediation Clinic, kickstarted last of the three-event Spring 2022 presentations of the Columbia Law School Series with the final session titled, “Columbia Law School Series- Amplify: Lead by Lifting Others”. Garnering 138 participants from around the world, the event successfully highlighted the benefits of elevating fellow colleagues in the workspace and the necessities of doing so. The goal of this final session in the 2022 Columbia Law School Series was to impart what amplification is, how to do it most effectively, and why amplification does more than simply elevating people's voices.
20 April 2022
On 20 April 2022, New York, United States (Virtual) – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York office, in partnership with AABGM Inc. - a Microsoft and EC Council certified leading company in the Cybersecurity field, kickstarted the event on Cybersecurity Awareness Training. This is a newly developed training programme having two sessions: (1) Cybersecurity Fundamentals, and (2) Advanced Cybersecurity.
20 April 2022
20 April 2022, New York, USA. - The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director of UNITAR Mr. Nikhil Seth has made an official visit to New York from 18 to 25 April 2022 to lead important meetings at the United Nations Headquarters and meet with the Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General Courtenay Rattray, President of the General Assembly Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of ECOSOC Ambassador Collen Kelapile, Under Secretary-Generals Vladimir Voronkov, Rosemary DiCarlo, and Alexandre Zouev, as well as other principals from across the UN system and UN Missions.