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Chapter VIII of the UN Charter highlights the importance of cooperation with regional arrangements and agencies for the purpose of the maintenance of peace and security. UNITAR’s Fellowship Programme in Peacemaking and Preventive Diplomacy, now in its 31st year, is unique in bringing together mid- and senior-level diplomats with regional organization representatives and UN staff to provide intensive training in conflict analysis, negotiation and mediation. The first of its kind in the United Nations system, the programme invites senior UN and regional organization staff, top academics and practitioners to serve as senior resource persons, sharing their lessons and strategies with Fellows from around the world. 
24 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland - In an effort to address the global crisis in access to safe and affordable surgical care, the United Nations Global Surgery Learning Hub (SURGhub) was launched in June 2023. This open-access platform aims to equip the current and future surgical workforce with lifesaving skills. A particular focus is laid on the workforce in low-resource settings.
24 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR and FAO are launching the third edition of their joint online course titled "Trade and Food Security" from October 6 to November 2, 2024. Conducted exclusively in Arabic, the course aims to enhance the capacity of stakeholders in Arabic-speaking countries to develop and implement evidence-based trade policies that support food security.
24 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland - On 15 August 2024, UNITAR will host a pivotal webinar titled "The State of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2024." This event aims to explore AI's transformative impact on various sectors, including governance, commerce, and employment.
20 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland – On Monday 24 June 2024, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mr. Kamal Kishore and UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNITAR Mr. Nikhil Seth have launched capacity development products on risk analysis.
20 June 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division of Prosperity welcomed 917 professionals from Asia and Pacific Island Countries to join the inaugural webinar of Leaders for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Sea and Human Security on 20 June 2024 through a Zoom meeting. The programme aims to provide government officials and activists in Pacific Small Island and Asian countries with skills, knowledge, and capacity to enhance and stabilize climate, economic stability, food security, and maritime security. Another fundamental purpose of the programme is to establish a network and collaboration mechanisms among fellow leaders from Asia and the Pacific.
20 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland – From 20 to 28 May 2024, BADEA and UNITAR hosted over 200 participants from training programmes on climate-resilient livelihood development.
10 June 2024, Shanghai, China – On 10 May 2024, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and IC Education signed a letter of agreement to jointly implement a youth leadership programme for high school students in China. The programme will aim to deepen the participants’ understanding of current global issues, the United Nations 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to cultivate their leadership skills to support social and economic development for a sustainable and prosperous future.
10 June 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR invites professionals from the Pacific Islands to apply to the Rapid Response to Climate Crises through the Early Warning Systems training programme for the Pacific Islands. The programme will teach participants how to effectively disseminate, monitor, analyse and respond to early warning systems for climate-related hazards and extreme weather events. As of 5 July, the application deadline is 12 July 2024 at11:59 P.M. JST (UTC+9).
10 June 2024, Shanghai, China – From 22 to 24 April 2024, UNITAR participated in Shanghai Climate Week 2024 to share global insights, explore strategies and pathways to address climate change and promote green transformation and sustainable economic development for cities and industries.