UNITAR results 2017

2017 another record-breaking year

2017 was another record-breaking year with UNITAR’s overall number of beneficiaries reaching 56,897 individuals. While UNITAR experienced a peak 38 per cent increase in the number of individuals from 2015 to 2016, this number continued to increase but at a steadier 4 per cent rate.


UNITAR's 2017 achievements in peace field

A positive year for a long journey towards Peace.

2017 consolidated the growing trend of the Peacekeeping Training Programme, not just in expanding the number of beneficiaries, but also in innovating the offer to contribute meaningful in building capacity for peace. The UNITAR Peacekeeping Training Programme is a leading provider of training solutions for several audiences.


DFID and UNITAR Launch Innovative Platform to Deliver Transformational Change in Humanitarian Work in Pakistan

Future support to Pakistani people needing humanitarian support will be improved, thanks to a new platform launched by the UK Government and UNITAR in Islamabad. The Pakistan Evidence and Learning Platform (PELP) aims to improve the humanitarian response in Pakistan through knowledge management, capacity building, and third-party monitoring.


UN CC:Learn Blog Shares Climate Change Learning Impact Stories

UN CC:Learn supports climate change training, education and public awareness-raising through collaborative efforts among of UN agencies and partners. It also supports countries in taking a strategic approach to climate change learning. These efforts are led with the main purpose of achieving results in transformational actions that will hopefully contribute to limiting temperature rise and reducing the vulnerabilities to climate change and its effects.


Roll-out of UNITAR-UNSD StaTact toolkit to help countries improve data-related governance for the SDGs

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Commissions and specialized agencies are rolling out in spring 2018 a new toolkit called StaTact to help countries improve data-related governance in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


UNITAR expands its portfolio for the New York-based diplomatic community

2017 was a great year for the UNITARoffice in New York. While it is impossible to cover all of the events that shaped last year in one article, the Office’s top three achievements are undoubtedly the launch of the UNITAR mobile application “UN - How To”; the implementation of important measures aimed at achieving gender equality; and the recognition of UNITAR’s value as a capacity-building institute by Member States.



UNITAR Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

As the training arm of the United Nations, UNITAR is committed to spearheading dynamic and creative educational methods, channeling technological advancements and pedagogical innovations into effective adult learning solutions. On 2 April 2018, UNITAR is kicking off its first ever bottom-up crowdfunding campaign.

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New e-Learning course on "Green Fiscal Reform"

The moderated course seeks to explain the basic concepts of GFR focusing on case studies and existing reform initiatives from around the world. It makes reference to technical guides and manuals suitable for participants working on/interested in the level of technical implementation of fiscal policies.

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Upcoming MOOC Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World

UNITAR’s Massive Open Online Course “Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World” will start on 3rd April 2018! Everyone is welcome to take this course, and no previous knowledge is required or assumed.

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FAO/UNITAR eCourse addresses "Trade, Food Security and Nutrition" in Europe and Central Asia

Ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 is a key objective in the Sustainable Development Goals – and trade is one of the means for achieving it. With this in mind, FAO and UNITAR recently expanded its successful joint online course on "Trade, Food Security and Nutrition" with special focus in Europe and Central Asia. The course seeks to strengthen capacities in the post-soviet countries to develop and implement trade policies, taking into consideration their implications for food security and nutrition.

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ZScore and UN CC:Learn Are Bringing Climate Change Education to Rio de Janeiro

The ZScore/UN CC:Learn climate change education project aims to raise awareness about climate change issues and relate them to the urban context. The first stage will be to receive an online certification on the UN CC:Learn Introductory e-Course on Climate Change.

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CommonSensing: Building Climate Resilience in Small Island Developing States

UNOSAT is honoured to be leading the partners selected to implement the CommonSensing project which aims to improve resilience to the effects of climate change in three Commonwealth of Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

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UNITAR and the International Civil Defense Organization to Cooperate on Disaster Management

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Civil Defense Organisation (ICDO) signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding, committing to develop and implement joint training programmes in disaster risk reduction (DRR), disaster management and urban resilience.

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