In 2019, UNITAR officially launched the Division for Prosperity. The Division is one of eight divisions within UNITAR committed to supporting countries to shape an inclusive, sustainable and prosperous world.

The Division for Prosperity is dedicated to addressing growing inequalities to help lift people out of extreme poverty and establish global prosperity. Working in solidarity with diverse partners at the local, regional and global levels, we propel the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through impactful, innovative training and learning opportunities around the world.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense hardship across the globe. Important progress in key areas of need has been regrettably reversed. Marginalized and traditionally under-represented peoples – in particular, women, LGBTQ+, youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, indigenous peoples, refugees and displaced peoples – have been disproportionally affected. While estimates vary, we can reasonably conclude that tens of millions to possibly over 100 million more people will be pushed into extreme poverty this year and throughout the next decade. Now more than ever, we need to meet growing global needs effectively and efficiently, as we continue to drive toward our goal of sustainability for all.

With staff in Geneva, New York and Hiroshima, as well as field staff located across the world, our reach is global. We deliver critical training and support to participants from more than 90 countries.

On behalf of the Division, I thank you for your interest and hope that you will join us in support of our vital mission. Working together, we can make meaningful progress in building the next generation of change-makers and move closer to eradicating poverty for all.

Mihoko Kumamoto

Director, Division for Prosperity

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