United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 25,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting more than 400 capacity development and research activities around the world.

The Mission of UNITAR is to develop capacities of individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and to support country-level action for shaping a better future.

UNITAR offers various training and capacity-development activities in the thematic areas of Strengthen multilateralism; Promote economic development and social inclusion; Advance environmental sustainability and green development; Promote sustainable peace; Research and Technology Applications and Cross-cutting issues.

As an autonomous body within the United Nations System, UNITAR is governed by a Board of Trustees and is headed by an Executive Director. The Institute is supported by voluntary contributions from governments, intergovernmental organizations, foundations, and other non-governmental sources.

Our Vision
β€œA world in which knowledge-empowered people, institutions and organizations achieve results to overcome global challenges.”
The vision for which the Institute aims reflects a drive for results and programming to develop the capacities of individuals, institutions and organizations with a view to overcoming global challenges.

Our Mission
β€œTo develop capacities to enhance global decision-making and to support country level action for shaping a better future.”

Our Core Functions
The Institute:

  • designs and delivers innovative training to address needs of individuals, organizations and institutions;
  • facilitates knowledge and experience-sharing through networked and innovative processes;
  • conducts research on and pilots innovative learning strategies, approaches and methodologies; and
  • advises and supports governments, UN and other partners with technology-based knowledge-related services.

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