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September 4, 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is delighted to announce that its “Art for Peace” Collection was selected as a finalist at the SDG Digital GameChangers Award, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in the “Peace” Category.

The process invited submissions from the Youth, Government, Private sector, Civil society, International Organizations and UN Agencies, as well as from Academia and the Technical community, and received over 450 solutions.
1 September 2023, New York, USA – UNITAR office in New York together with the Permanent Missions of Ecuador, Finland, and Malaysia held the “Transition Workshop” to support the incoming team of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA). This marks the third iteration of this feature that aims to support this crucial transition.
29 August, 2023, New York, United States – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) welcomed Dr. Lori Foster, professor of Organizational Psychology at North Carolina State University, Visiting Scholar at Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight, Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and President of the International Association of Applied Psychology, who gave a training to UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS) staff on Unconscious Bias.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and EU Business School are proud to announce the siginig of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the launch of a new Master's Programme in Digital International Relationships and Diplomacy. The MoU solidifies this collaboration, marking a significant step forward in fostering education that aligns with the demands of the digital era. The MoU was successfully signed in a ceremony held at the UNITAR Headquarters in Geneva on 17th August with representatives from both institutions in attendance.
9 August 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - In celebration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on August 9th, UNITAR, in collaboration with the Science Diplomacy Center, Springer Nature, and the International Network for Government Science Advice Africa, as well as dozens of other esteemed partners, organized the Global Indigenous Youth Summit on Climate Change. This unique event created a platform for Indigenous youth worldwide to collaboratively address climate challenges and explore sustainable solutions.
26 – 29 June 2023, Beirut, Lebanon – UNITAR’s Division for Multilateral Diplomacy implemented a highly successful workshop on Stakeholder Engagement in collaboration with Lebanese National Energy (LNE) and under the patronage and presence of H.E. Dr Hector Hajjar, Minister of Social Affairs (MoSA) of Lebanon.
27 July 2023, New York, USA - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office, in collaboration with the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA) for the 77th session, successfully concluded the 2023 President of the General Assembly Fellowship Programme with a closing ceremony. The event aimed to celebrate the graduation of the fellows from the fellowship programme.
25 July 2023, New York, USA – 10 - 18 July 2023 UNITAR Executive Director went on an official visit to New York City for UNITAR’s 60th Anniversary celebrations and the High-Level Political Forum. Throughout the one-week visit, Mr Seth attended various events and met with multiple high-level officials. 
21 July 2023, New York, USA – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research New York Office (UNITAR NYO) held an annual workshop on The Structure, Drafting, and Adoption of United Nations Resolutions at the UN headquarters beginning in conference room 7. This training attended by 125 participants, was supported with funding allocated from the Swedish International Development Agency’s (SIDA) contribution to the UNITAR Strategic Framework Fund, under the programme ‘Leveling The Playing Field’ which focuses on the development of skills and knowledge of Least Developing Countries.
14 July 2023, New York, USA  – United Nations Institute for Training and Research – New York Office (UNITAR - NYO), Global Foundation for the Performing Arts (GFPA), and Carnegie Hall hosted the monumental "All-Star Festival, Symphony of Solidarity: The Same Language" concert on July 11, celebrating the 60th anniversary of UNITAR. Sponsored by the member states Costa Rica, Ecuador, Singapore, Monaco, and Oman as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Grammophone Megazine, this memorable event was a harmonious collaboration of UNITAR's New York Office, Carnegie Hall, and the GFPA, demonstrating their shared commitment to overcoming global challenges through unity, knowledge, and the power of music.