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24 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of a pioneering initiative in celebration of its 60th Anniversary—the UNITAR Metaverse. This immersive virtual journey marks a significant milestone as the first United Nations native Metaverse, harnessing technology to advance UNITAR's mission and bring its initiatives to a global audience.
16 November 2023 - On the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of UNITAR, the United Nations Secretary-General sends his congratulatory message to UNITAR.
10 November 2023, New York, USA - UNITAR NYO hosted a Global Diplomacy Initiative training session featuring a compelling presentation by H.E. Dr. Laszlo Molnar, a seasoned professional with an extensive career spanning the United Nations system, the private sector, and academia.
Last week, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) conducted a comprehensive training session on climate change diplomacy in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and key stakeholders in Seychelles. The programme, held from October 31 to November 3, included esteemed participants and experts from various sectors.
6 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - To mark UNITAR's 60th anniversary, a gala concert entitled “Music from all corners of the world for peace and our planet” will take place on Thursday, 16 November 2023 at 19:30, at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. This gala concert pays tribute to our commitment to empower individuals and organizations to create positive change for peace and sustainability.

02 November 2023, New York, USA - On 31 October 2023, in a collaborative effort, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) recently partnered with the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Laws of the Sea (DOALOS) to host a groundbreaking briefing session that delved into critical aspects of international maritime law and the future of ocean governance. The event, led by Mr. Miguel De Serpa Soares, set the stage for a comprehensive exploration of key concepts and processes within the field.
26 October 2023, New York, USA - UNITAR and Columbia Law School conducted the first session for the Fall series titled “Ask for More: Master Diplomatic Advocacy Through Asking the Right Questions”. Mr. Marco Suazo, head of UNITAR New York Office, started by welcoming our in-person and virtual audience and then introduced Professor Alexandra Carter, Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School, and the Columbia Mediation Clinic team. Mastering diplomatic advocacy through asking the right questions is a vital skill in the realm of effective communication. The foundation of thriving relationships, whether they are personal or professional, relies on the finesse of inquiry. Questions, as the bedrock of this skill, can be a formidable instrument, serving to enhance comprehension, collect valuable insights, and nurture profound bonds. Nevertheless, the distinction lies in the art of selecting the most fitting questions, as this ability is paramount for achieving successful communication and fostering harmonious connections​​​​​​​
24 October 2023, New York, USA- On 19 October 2023, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) joined forces with the Foreign Policy Association and WBB Securities along with the WBB Research Institute to host a pivotal panel discussion. Ambassador Marco Suazo, the head of UNITAR's New York office, set the stage with his welcoming remarks, emphasizing the paramount importance of the event.
Following Ambassador Suazo, Mr. Noel Lateef, the President, and CEO of the Foreign Policy Association, delved into the organization's rich history. He underscored how the FPA was established in the aftermath of the First World War, coinciding with the devastating influenza pandemic of the same era, which significantly impacted global foreign policies.
24 October 2024 - Recognizing the importance of learning and knowledge as key foundations for development, this year six United Nations research and training entities mark UN Day with a renewed call for accelerated action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
20 October 2023, Geneva, Switzerland – To mark its 60th anniversary, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) launched the 'SDG4Kids' initiative, a series of interactive educational experiences linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aimed at engaging Geneva’s young minds to create positive change for a better future.