Our Expertise

We excel in finding creative solutions to transfer knowledge, develop skills and transform attitudes that are needed to solve the challenges of our complex world.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.



UNITAR was created in 1963 to train and equip young diplomats from newly-independent UN Member States with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the diplomatic environment. Over the years, UNITAR has acquired unique expertise and experience in designing and delivering a variety of training activities. We have become a leading institute in the provision of customized and creative learning solutions to institutions and individuals from both public and private sectors. With a strategy fully focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we support Governments in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Below are a few reasons why partners choose us to transfer knowledge, develop skills and transform attitudes to solve the challenges of our complex world.

Long-term change

Our services are human-centred, designed to build capacity, change behaviours and mindsets.

Wide impact with low investment

We offer cost-effective training, delivering concrete and timely results, leaving a positive impact on societies and local communities.

Tailored solutions

Our content, methodology and structure are tailored to the specific learning needs, styles and interests of participants and institutions.

Multiplier effect

Our learning solutions create a sustainable impact by empowering people and institutions to act as multipliers for change.

Worldwide presence

Our training activities combine face-to-face and online learning, reaching over 55,000 people around the globe every year.

Cross-cutting expertise 

UNITAR is supported by United Nations agencies, governments and leaders in the private sector, bringing relevant expertise from a broad spectrum of professionals to deliver practical training packages.


Delivering in partnerships is key to our success as it helps leverage knowledge from across the UN family and broader expert communities. It ensures relevance and quality of our learning services.

Experience with a variety of constituencies

We have been working with government officials and other constituencies helping build common vision and enabling them to contribute to the implementation of the SDGs at different levels.

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