UNITAR and UN Environment Launch New Self-Paced Course on Environmental Governance

26 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland - The smart management of our environment for a healthy planet and healthy people is arguably the greatest challenge humanity faces today. From pollution and climate change...


11 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) have launched a new On-line Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy that will start in March 2018.



8 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – Ambassador Hakala, Permanent Representative of Finland, and Ambassador London Soto, Permanent Representative of Colombia, co-facilitated the third meeting of the Friends of UNITAR. The meeting provided a excellent occasion for UNITAR to present its activities...


21 April 2017, New York, USA - The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations met today in New York for its Coordination and Management Meeting and considered agenda item 20 (United Nations research and training institutions).

The Council heard a presentation by the...


19 April 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has agreed to an unprecedented partnership with the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), which was concluded yesterday as part of the Fifth AGFUND Development Forum. Both organizations,...


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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