E-Learning Courses

e-Learning Courses

The Public Finance and Trade Programme (PFTP) at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) offers online executive education  covering  important current issues across key areas of public financial management, international trade and intellectual property.

The programme seeks to expand and enrich the capacities of government and private sector officials through virtual e-Learning environment, drawing heavily on UNITAR’s decades-long experience of using cutting-edge methodologies to deliver high quality training and research in collaboration with established partner institutions and international experts.

The e-Learning courses are designed to allow the participants to fit study around their schedule and learn from the comfort of their computers whilst still achieving high quality training. Invaluable group discussions, simulations and opportunities for international networking and collaboration amongst participants are facilitated through the online learning platform. 

Drawing from both theoretical inputs and real-world case studies along with the expertise of our instructors, each course takes into account the needs and requirements of participants from developing countries including LDCs, and emerging economies.

-- See our upcoming Online Courses for 2014 >>
-- See our upcoming Online Courses by Thematic Clusters >>
-- Contact us at pft-elearning@unitar.org >>



  • UNITAR will send the username and password of all accepted participants via email on the Friday before the course starts along with other instructions on how to access the course. Please ensure that payment of the course fee is made before the course starts.

Important Notice:

For 2014, all online courses will be conducted by UNITAR on a cost recovery basis. This will involve a fee of USD 600 to 800 per participant per course to cover operating costs and allow UNITAR to expand its content developent activities and offer new courses relevant for finance-sector and trade officials.

With UNITAR e-Learning, learners will continue to benefit from our up-to-date and engaging content, practical and applicable knowledge from instructor-moderated online discussions and network of global participants. Courses will be structured in small class size to allow personal and active mentoring from our Course Directors. Successful participants will be awarded a certificate from UNITAR.