On 14-15 August 2017, UNITAR is hosting a conference at the World EXPO Future Energy Forum focused on the intersection of Renewable Energy and Quality of Life. 



7 July 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR is planning a multitude of activities for this year’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2017) in New York.  As part of the "HLPF SDGs Learning, Training and Practice Centre 2017", UNITAR and United Nations Department of...


26 - 27 June 2017, Berlin, Germany – On Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June Governing Mayor Michael Müller of Berlin is hosting the 4th Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development, an annual convening of Mayors launched by UNITAR and its partners in 2013. Over 150 mayors...



June 2017, New York, USA - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in cooperation with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Sustainable Development Fund (SDGF), with the generous support of EcoVadis, will co-organize the HLPF...


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the University of Geneva are pleased to announce that the applications are still open for the new Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance launched this year. Further information on the application...


An autonomous UN body established in 1963, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (www.unitar.org) is a training arm of the United Nations System, and has the mandate to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through diplomatic training, and to increase the impact of national actions through public awareness-raising, education and training of public policy officials.  UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries with special attention to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable, including those in conflict situations.  Read more

UNITAR offers a diverse range of training and training-related activities under the six thematic areas through face-to-face courses, events and e-Learning courses.  Some courses are open to the public and free-of-charge, while others are fee-based and targeted to a specific group of participants.  Our courses and events could last from a half-day conference to a several-month long programme.  We also engage in training-related and other advisory support services for governments to achieve broader social and economic development outcomes. Read more.

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