At UNITAR, we believe that every single human being in the world can have a positive impact on others. We are convinced everyone has the potential to make a difference, create positive change, drive progress and contribute to making the world a better place.

As our world’s most pressing challenges are global in nature, they also require global solutions. We therefore believe that a critical way to make the world a better place is through strengthening the spirit of international cooperation, also known as multilateralism.

For this reason, UNITAR designed a series of trainings on the most important multilateral institution, the United Nations. They aim to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to understand the UN system, global challenges and actions anyone can take.

Our programmes further aim to foster UN values such as human rights, empathy, solidarity and respect for diversity. They lastly intend to provide a link between participants and UN staff, opening the door for you to help make a change from within the United Nations.

United Nations Immersion Programme


As part of the training activities implemented during the upcoming summer months, UNITAR designed three five-day field visits to Geneva. Implemented in May, July and August 2022, they offer participants the chance to fully immerse themselves into International Geneva, and thereby gain a first-hand experience of the United Nations. The programme will include:

  • Workshops at the Palace of Nations
  • Visits to Geneva-based UN agencies
  • Career Development Sessions

For more information and to apply, please visit: United Nations Immersion Programme | UNITAR

United Nations The Hague Immersion Programme

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UNITAR is delighted to offer its very first edition of the UN Immersion Programme to the Hague, Netherlands. Implemented in June 2022, the city of peace and justice offers itself for a whole series of formative learning experiences. Focussing on legal aspects and diplomatic skills, the programme will contain trainings with the following institutions:

  • International Court of Justice (ICJ)
  • International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • Other Hague-based UN agencies

For more information and to apply, please visit: United Nations The Hague Immersion Programme | UNITAR

United Nations Young Leaders Training Programme


There are an estimated 1.8 billion people today between the ages of 10 and 24, which is the largest generation of youth in human history. More interconnected than ever, they increasingly contribute to innovative solutions. Implemented in April, June and July 2022, the United Nations Young Leaders Online Training Programme is a 4-week e-Learning course, comprising different modules on: 

  • The United Nations System
  • Multilateral Conferences and Diplomacy
  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

For more information and to apply, please visit: United Nations Young Leaders Training Programme.

United Nations Human Rights Council Training Programme


UNITAR is delighted to offer the next editions of the UN Human Rights Council Training Programme. Implemented in June and September 2022, this course will run in parallel to the real UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and contains the following different components:

  • e-Learning modules (Human Rights, Climate Change, SDGs
  • e-workshops (Negotiation Skills, Leadership Skills for a UN Career
  • live-streamed sessions of the real UN Human Rights Council

To apply to this highly popular training, please visit: UNITAR Human Rights Council Training Programme

Education First - United Nations Language Programme


Il appartient à la nouvelle génération de trouver des solutions innovantes pour contribuer au bien-être futur de l'humanité. La pierre angulaire de ce dernier repose sur un esprit global de coopération internationale basé sur l'échange d'idées.Dans notre ère mondialisée, l'anglais s'est imposée comme la langue la plus pratiquée dans le monde, avec un total de 1,3 milliard d'anglophones. L’amélioration des compétences en anglais est donc un requis primordial pour pouvoir communiquer à travers les cultures.

Ainsi, Education First (EF) et l'UNITAR se sont associés pour proposer un programme d’apprentissage de l'anglais pour les étudiants et jeunes adultes suisse romands. Le programme se tient à Genève et consiste en un cours d'anglais présentiel d'une semaine, agrémenté de modules sur le fonctionnement des Nations Unies dispensés par l'UNITAR. 

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez visiter la page suivante : Education First-United Nations Language Programme.

Women's Leadership Programme

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Since 2015, UNITAR has been working with partners across the UN System, to support the achievement of gender parity targets and ensure women’s full and effective participation in decision-making processes. Since its launch in May 2015, the programme has held Geneva workshops for the female delegates to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Congressthe Radiocommunication Assembly/World Radiocommunication Conference, as well as an open workshop to women from Geneva’s International community and one in New York for the female delegates to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

In 2021, UNITAR’s Division for Multilateral Diplomacy is strengthening its efforts to provide capacity-building training for women all over the world and offers a wide range of online training opportunities.  Working with partners, the Programme also facilitates regular awareness-raising and networking events. 

For more information on current and customized activities, please visit: The Women's Leadership Programme.

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