Our Programmes

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research delivers innovative training and conducts research across multiple thematic areas including multilateralism, economic development and social inclusion, environmental sustainability and green development, sustainable peace, resilience and humanitarian assistance. 

Chemicals and Waste Management Programme

The Chemicals and Waste Management Programme supports governments and stakeholders to strengthen their institutional, technical, and legal infrastructure and capacity for sound chemicals management.

The Chemicals and Waste Management Programme offers activities under the environmental sustainability and green development thematic area.


Climate Change Programme

The Climate Change Programme develops the capacities of individuals and training institutions in developing countries to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and to advance a green, low emission and climate resilient transition..

The Climate Change Programme offers activities under the multilateralism, and environmental sustainability and green development thematic areas.


Decentralized Cooperation Programme

The Decentralized Cooperation Programme (DCP) delivers innovative training aimed at strengthening the capacity of government authorities and civil society leaders to contribute towards the advancement of sustainable development. Our training programmes serve as a platform to exchange knowledge and facilitate cooperation among decision-makers from different levels of government, civil society and the private sector.

The Decentralized Cooperation Programme offers activities under the economic development and social inclusionsustainable peace, and research and technology applications thematic areas.


Environmental Governance Programme

The Environmental Governance Programme develops methodologies, facilitates research, and provides project support and training to reinforce capacities for governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in environmental policymaking and execution.

The Environmental Governance and Law Programme offers activities under the environmental sustainability and green development thematic area.


Knowledge Systems Innovation

The Knowledge Systems Innovation section contributes to continuous innovation in the implementation of UNITAR’s learning and training strategies. KSI works to enhance the access to information and knowledge on training methodologies and tools, and to facilitate the utilization of adult learning principles on instructional design approaches. KSI also implements innovative learning solutions and disseminates results to enable the diversification of the Institute’s learning and training portfolio.

Knowledge Systems Innovations offers activities under the economic development and social inclusion thematic area.


Multilateral Diplomacy Programme

The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) provides training to strengthen the capacities of diplomats, international civil servants, and other government officials to perform effectively in multilateral working environments

The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme offers activities under the multilateralism thematic area.


Peacekeeping Training Programme

The Peacekeeping Training Programme contributes to the international community’s efforts towards the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the building of lasting peace. Recognizing that peace is a prerequisite for the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals, the Peacekeeping Training Programme supports the development of capacities in the areas of peacekeeping, peacebuilding and crisis management. Through innovative and results-oriented approaches, the Programme strengthens knowledge and skills of individuals, groups or institutions.

The Peacekeeping Training Programme offers activities under the sustainable peace thematic area.


Peacemaking and Conflict Prevention Programme

The Peacemaking and Conflict Prevention (PMCP) Programme addresses a strategic need within the UN System to deliver innovative training in negotiation and mediation, and to share the latest knowledge, tools and experience for the prevention and resolution of conflict. Intensive training programmes are organized for mid and senior level officials within Member States, regional organizations and the United Nations, and for the representatives of indigenous peoples.

The Peacemaking Training Programme offers activities under the sustainable peace thematic area.


Public Finance and Trade Programme

The Public Finance and Trade Programme focuses on training, capacity development and networking opportunities primarily for delegates, government officials and national change agents to develop their skills and enhance their effectiveness in addressing professional and institutional challenges in the areas of public finance, trade and intellectual property.

The Public Finance and Trade Programme offers activities under the multilateralism, and economic development and social inclusion thematic areas.


UNOSAT – UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme

UNOSAT is a technology-intensive programme delivering imagery analysis and satellite solutions to relief and development organisations within and outside the UN system to help make a difference in critical areas such as humanitarian relief, human security, strategic territorial and development planning. UNOSAT develops applied research solutions keeping in sight the needs of the beneficiaries at the end of the process.

The Operational Satellite Applications Programme offers activities under the multilateralism, and research and technology applications thematic areas.