What We do


Our Mission:

An effective United Nations requires the full and meaningful participation of all Member States to respond to the wide range of concerns and challenges before it. The World Summit Outcome recognizes the valuable role of the major United Nations conferences and summits in economic, social and related fields, and reaffirms the “vital importance for an effective multilateral system…” It is against this backdrop that UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) has been working closely with Member States and a number of other partners to strengthen the capacities of diplomats and other government officers in multilateral diplomacy, particularly in view of increasing performance in conferences and meetings convened at the United Nations and regional organizations.


Our Activities:

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Target Audience:

The Programme’s projects and activities reach out primarily to:

Main Target Audience:

  • Government officials from specialized ministries who are engaged in various facets of multilateral negotiations and UN affairs

  • Junior to senior-ranking diplomats at permanent missions to the UNStaff and trainers of diplomatic academies and Foreign Service training institutions.

Secondary Beneficiaries

  • University students and professors

  • Representatives of international, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations

  • Private sector officials