What We Do
UNITAR is the first United Nations entity to establish a presence in the symbolic city of Hiroshima, in response to the desire of its people and authorities to contribute more actively to global peace and development.
UNITAR's mission is to deliver innovative training and conduct research on knowledge systems to develop the capacity of beneficiaries.
The Hiroshima Office has an inherent strength in the areas of post-conflict reconstruction as well as the broader themes of international peace and security. These notions continue to evolve, demanding a comprehensive approach incorporating the ideals of human security including community, economic, environmental, food, health, personal, and political security.
The Hiroshima Office also serves a strategic role for the Institute by supporting its overall activities, and performing liaison functions with regional and national offices of other UN organizations, funds and agencies, diplomatic communities, as well as with partners in the research community and broader public and private sectors.
In addition, it supports the Institute's goal of research on knowledge systems and exploring innovative and modern approaches for high-quality training, with the goal of being a centre of excellence, measured by international standards.
"Building on our experience, we optimize expertise, information, and knowledge-sharing to achieve this mission."
Internship Programme at UNITAR Hiroshima
Internship opportunities are open for graduate school students and young professionals to work in an international environment with staff from many different nationalities.
This is a unique opportunity for motivated candidates to upgrade their professional skills and language proficiency, and to engage in international affairs by understanding the United Nations System. Read about some of the work that Interns do on the Intern Profiles page.