The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a principal training arm of the United Nations, working in every region of the world. We empower individuals, governments and organizations through knowledge and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges. Our training targets two key groups of beneficiaries: the delegates to the United Nations and others who develop intergovernmental agreements establishing global norms, policies, and programmes, and the key national change agents who turn the global agreements into action at the national level.

UNITAR under its 5 pillars offers various training and capacity-development activities in the thematic areas of Capacity for the 2030 Agenda, Strengthen multilateralism; Promote economic development and social inclusion; Advance environmental sustainability and green development; Promote sustainable peace; and Research and Technology Applications.


List of Courses

Core Courses

  • The Work of the Economic and Social Council
  • Elections in the United Nations Organs
  • The Structure, Drafting, and Adoption of United Nations Resolutions
  • United Nations Budget System
  • United Nations General Assembly and the Main Committees
  • Introduction for New Delegates and non-permanent members on the Work of the Security Council

Orientation Courses

  • Effective Negotiation in Multilateral Conferences
  • Strengthening Preventive Diplomacy and Multilateral Negotiation
  • Financing for Development and the 2030 Agenda
  • Towards the 2030 Agenda: UN Charter Challenges
  • Human Rights and the SDGs
  • Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review 2020 (QCPR)
  • Drafting Skills and Report Writing

Lecture Series

  • International Migration and the SDGs
  • Democratic Governance and Development (Democracy Building)
  • Climate Change and the Future of the Paris Agreement
  •  Behavioral Insights 
  • “A Better Planet: Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future”, The Yale Environmental Dialogue

Special Series

  • Columbia Law School Series: Conflict Resolution, Mediation And Negotiation
  • Global Diplomacy Initiative
  • Special Programme for International Students
  • Cybersecurity and Information Technology Series


  • Business and the 2030 Agenda: Working Together Towards a Sustainable Future
  • Achieving Peace, Preventive Diplomacy, Multilateral Negotiation and Mediation: A Road to a Call for Peace
  • Leading with Ethics in Achieving the SDGs – University of Colorado, Boulder

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