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8 April 2024 - It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of Mr. Marcel André Boisard, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and former Executive Director of UNITAR from 1992 to 2007. The news of his departure has deeply saddened us all.
UNITAR Marks International Day of Education
04 December 2023, Lusaka, Zambia - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) recently conducted a four-day training at the Zambia Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (ZIDIS) in Lusaka, Zambia, to enhance the skills of Zambian diplomats in Digital and Economic Diplomacy. UNITAR looks forward to continuing the partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Zambia and ZIDIS.
24 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of a pioneering initiative in celebration of its 60th Anniversary—the UNITAR Metaverse. This immersive virtual journey marks a significant milestone as the first United Nations native Metaverse, harnessing technology to advance UNITAR's mission and bring its initiatives to a global audience.
16 November 2023 - On the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of UNITAR, the United Nations Secretary-General sends his congratulatory message to UNITAR.
Last week, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) conducted a comprehensive training session on climate change diplomacy in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and key stakeholders in Seychelles. The programme, held from October 31 to November 3, included esteemed participants and experts from various sectors.
6 November 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - To mark UNITAR's 60th anniversary, a gala concert entitled “Music from all corners of the world for peace and our planet” will take place on Thursday, 16 November 2023 at 19:30, at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. This gala concert pays tribute to our commitment to empower individuals and organizations to create positive change for peace and sustainability.

6 October 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - To mark its 60th anniversary, UNITAR is organizing in Geneva, starting on the 2nd of October, a photo exhibition, displayed on the Rotonde du Quai du Mont-Blanc (across from the Brunswick Monument), will illustrate 60 years of history as well as stories of UNITAR alumni who made a positive change in their community. The alumni featured in the panel exhibition come from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kenya, Maldives, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu. The opening ceremony on the 6th of October (4 pm) of the photo exhibition will be attended by Mr. Nikhil Seth, the Executive Director of UNITAR, Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, H.E. Mr. Raymond Loretan, President of the Diplomatic Club of Geneva, and H.E. Mr. Alfonso Gomez, Mayor of Geneva.
04 October 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is delighted to announce its new partnership with the University of Groningen Business School (UGBS) and the launch of a joint Online Executive Programme on Health Protection, Humanitarian Settings, and International Law. The programme, which is set to start in April of 2024, is primarily designed for professionals aspiring to, or already working in, Medicine, Public Health, and related fields who want to learn more about health protection in emergency and humanitarian contexts, crises, and/or armed conflict settings. 
29 September 2023, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and IE University (IE) jointly hosted a Forum on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Madrid, Spain. The event, which ran on Monday 25 September and Tuesday 26 September, focused on various aspects of AI, including governance, ethics, education, and the corporate world.