1 - 2 March 2017, Abuja, Nigeria - In the framework of its initiative “Capacity for the 2030 Agenda”, UNITAR organized a learning conference on “holistic approaches for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda” for African Least Development...


8 March 2017, Geneva, Switzreland - Two years ago, in March 2015, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) launched the Women’s Leadership Programme (WLP). Hand in hand with UN Women, and across the UN System, the WLP works with the mandate to strengthen skills, knowledge...


3 March, 2017, Hiroshima, Japan – 30 young South Sudanese professionals took part in a UNITAR workshop in Hiroshima last month, as a continuation of the UNITAR South Sudan Fellowship Programme: Entrepreneurship and Leadership Youth Training, a six-month specialized capacity-...


9 February 2017, Geneva. Switzerland - UNITAR hosted the second edition of the Dialogue on Faith, Peacebuilding & Development, to discuss how to leverage faith as an instrument of international harmony. The event was a unique dialogue that comprised two panels with six ambassadors and...


20 February 2016, Geneva, Switzerland –  On 20 February 2016, the University of Geneva and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) hosted the launching event of the Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance (MEIG Programme) entitled: “Global...


An autonomous UN body established in 1963, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (www.unitar.org) is a training arm of the United Nations System, and has the mandate to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through diplomatic training, and to increase the impact of national actions through public awareness-raising, education and training of public policy officials.  UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries with special attention to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable, including those in conflict situations.  Read more

UNITAR offers a diverse range of training and training-related activities under the six thematic areas through face-to-face courses, events and e-Learning courses.  Some courses are open to the public and free-of-charge, while others are fee-based and targeted to a specific group of participants.  Our courses and events could last from a half-day conference to a several-month long programme.  We also engage in training-related and other advisory support services for governments to achieve broader social and economic development outcomes. Read more.

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