Multilateral Diplomacy training lies at the heart of UNITAR. The Institute traditionally delivers training workshops on the UN system and skills development. Given the recent global context, UNITAR specifically designed a series of training programmes on multilateralism.

These aim at strengthening the spirit of international cooperation and togetherness, build up values such as solidarity and inclusiveness in participants, and sensitise them to the importance of addressing global challenges, such as climate change, in a spirit of a cooperation.

United Nations Immersion Programme


As part of the training activities implemented during the winter months, UNITAR designed a five-day field visit to Geneva (31 January 2022 – 04 February 2022) offering participants the chance to fully immerse themselves into International Geneva, and thereby gain a first-hand experience of the United Nations. It covers different thematic areas:

  • United Nations System
  • Career Development
  • Leadership in the UN Context

For more information, and to apply, please visit: United Nations 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.The United Nations Young Leaders Online Training Programme (03 January – 30 January 2022) consists of a 4-week e-Learning course and comprises 4 different modules on: 

  • The United Nations
  • Conference Diplomacy
  • Negotiation Skills  
  • Cosmopolitan Communication. 

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

UNITAR Human Rights Council Training Programme


UNITAR is delighted to offer the second edition of the Online Human Rights Council Training Programme. This course will run in parallel to the real UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. It contains following different components:

  • e-Learning modules (human rights, climate change, SDG’s
  • e-workshops (UN resolution writing skills
  • live-streamed sessions of the real UN Human Rights Council

To apply (14 February – 06 March 2022), please visit: UNITAR Human Rights Council Training Programme

Women's Leadership Programme

UN Photo/Violaine Martin

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 ongoing trainings and customized activities, please visit: The Women's Leadership 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.

United Nations Internship Preparation Programme


Following the success of the first edition, the second Internship Preparation Programme aims at building up the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for participants to apply for UN internship positions anywhere in the UN System, and perform strongly in a potential job interview. The backbone of the programme will be:

  • four e-learning modules
  • live components (UN projects and practicalities, UN’s Agenda 2030, Mock Interviews) and
  • individual projects (Project Management, Art and Design, Translation, Outreach and Advocacy)

For more information, and to apply for the online training (17 May to 11 June 2021), please visit: United Nations Internship Preparation Programme


UNITAR/Jiadan Yu

In order to better support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Youth 2030: The UN Youth Strategy, UNITAR launched the United Nations Youth Leadership Development Programme, which aims to promote knowledge on climate change, economic and social development, science, and technology, while encouraging youth to pay attention to global issues such as environment, public health, climate change and refugees. The programme equally aims to enhance the leadership, communication, collaboration, decision-making and creativity capacities of global youth.

For more information, please visit the following page Youth Leadership Development Programme

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