UNITAR is the first United Nations entity to establish a presence in the symbolic city of Hiroshima, in response to the desire of its people to contribute more actively to global peace and development.

UNITAR's mission is to deliver innovative training and research effective approaches to support a new generation of changemakers. Our tailored training activities seek to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for a better future.

We work with a comprehensive vision of human security that encompasses economic, environmental, food, health, and political security, both personal and communal.


UNITAR established its Hiroshima Office in 2003, in response to the desire of the people and authorities in Hiroshima to contribute more actively to global peace and development. The Hiroshima Office has an inherent strength in the areas of peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction and disarmament, as well as the broader themes in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense hardship across the globe. Progress in key areas of need has been regrettably reversed. Marginalized and traditionally under-represented peoples – women, LGBTQI+, youth, the elderly, the disabled, the indigenous, refugees and displaced peoples, to name some – have been disproportionally affected. While estimates vary, more than 100+ million more people were pushed into poverty in 2020 alone. Now, more than ever, we must meet growing global needs effectively and efficiently as we continue to drive towards our goal of sustainability for all.

With staff in Hiroshima, as well as field staff across the world, our reach is global, allowing us to deliver critical training and support to learners from more than 90 countries.

On behalf of the Hiroshima Office, I thank you for your interest in our work and hope that you will join us in supporting our vital mission. Working together, we can make meaningful progress in building the next generation of changemakers and move closer to achieving international peace.


Mihoko Kumamoto

Director, Division for Prosperity

Director, Hiroshima Office

Division for Prosperity Newsletter

UNITAR Division of Prosperity issues quarterly newsletters. You will find updates on our various programmes and initiatives, including the ones by Hiroshima Office.

To send us questions/comments, please email us at prosperity_communications@unitar.org.


United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Hiroshima Office

5F, 5-44 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0011 Japan

Tel: +81 (0)82 511 2424

Fax: +81 (0)82 211 0511

Email: hiroshima@unitar.org

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