Being a UN Institute specialized in training for Member States and research on training, UNITAR seeks to contribute exponentially to the United Nations system as a whole. Many UN entities offer training on themes of relevance to their respective mandates. However, none of them offer the expertise on how to best deliver this training, capture and retain knowledge, and best build upon it. This is why the Institute’s "raison d’être" is being tied to methodology, responding to where the UN system needs it most, and on which it can deliver based on its endogenous strengths.
“I would like to thank UNITAR, our fellow UN agency with tremendous experience in e-Learning implementation. We are delighted to be working with them.”
Paul Clements-Hunt Head, UNEP Finance Initiative Secretariat
“I am writing to express my deep appreciation and admiration for the series of training seminars you have organized over the last several years for indigenous leaders. I am quite pleased that UNITAR has made the effort to develop this unique and important program, and am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of it.”
James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental
freedoms of indigenous people