UNITAR launched its first online courses in 2003, offering a number of courses in the field of public finance and trade . In the years that followed, the Institute has continued to expand its catalogue, adding courses in the field of multilateral diplomacy , environmental law , and enhancing the offers in the area of public finance and trade, including courses in intellectual property law. In 2009, UNITAR delivered courses covering a variety of new subjects, including in the areas of sustainable urbanization , peacekeeping , and ICT skills , offering over 140 courses in total.
Technology-enhanced learning activities will continue growing at UNITAR, as established in its Strategic Plan 2010-2012. The Institute delivered over 170 e-Learning courses in 2010, launching additional courses in diplomacy, peacekeeping and knowledge management. UNITAR is diversifying its e-Learning offers, operating in new thematic areas, and expanding language coverage, optimizing the use of technology-enhanced learning to increase its outreach.
The expansion of the catalogue of online courses is also aligned with UNITAR’s commitment to the United Nations carbon-neutrality policy, as this delivery modality has positive impact in reducing CO2 emissions associated to the Institute’s training activities.
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