UN Institute for Training & Research

News: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed gratitude to UN Institute for Training & Research
(UNITAR). UNITAR has commended India’s remarkable progress in reducing the premature mortality from
Non-Communicable Diseases.
About UNITAR:  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a training wing of the United
Nations System that works in Research & Development activities around the world.  Its realm of activities empowered an individual’s, governments and organisation through knowledge
and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges.  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a training wing of the United
Nations System that works in Research & Development activities around the world.  Its realm of activities empowered an individual’s, governments and organisation through knowledge
and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges.
Functions of United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  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  Advises and supports governments, UN and other partners with technology-based knowledge-related
services
Programmes of United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  Chemicals and Waste Management Programme: It supports governments and stakeholders to
strengthen their institutional, technical and legal infrastructure and capacity for sound chemical
management by offering activities under the environmental sustainability and green development
thematic area.  Decentralized Cooperation Programme: It delivers innovative training aimed at strengthening the
capacity of government authorities and civil society leaders to contribute towards the advancement of
sustainable development through a platform to exchange knowledge and facilitate cooperation among
decision-makers from different levels of government, civil society and the private sector.  Green Development and Climate Change Programme: It develops the capacities of individuals and
training institutions in developing countries to advance green and climate resilient development in
support of Agenda 2030 and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  Knowledge Systems Innovation: It offer activities under the economic development and social
inclusion to achieve sustainable growth and development and to attain internationally agreed
objectives such as the UN Millennium Development Goals, developing countries including Least
Developed Countries (LDCs) need to fully grasp the social, economic, political and environmental
implications of current and future challenges.  Multilateral Diplomacy Programme: It provides training to strengthen the capacities of diplomats,
international civil servants, and other government officials to perform effectively in multilateral
working environments.  Peacekeeping Training Programme: It offers activities under the sustainable peace through
peacekeeping training supports.  Peacemaking and Conflict Prevention Programme: Through this Programme, it addresses a
strategic need within the UN System to deliver innovative training in negotiation and mediation, and to
share the latest knowledge, tools and experience for the prevention and resolution of conflict.  Public Finance and Trade Programme: It offers activities under the multilateralism, and economic
development and social inclusion to develop their skills and enhance their effectiveness in addressing
professional and institutional challenges in the areas of public finance, trade and intellectual property.  UNOSAT – UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme: It is a technology-intensive
programme delivering imagery analysis and satellite solutions to relief and development organisations
within and outside the UN system to help make a difference in critical areas such as humanitarian relief,
human security, strategic territorial and development planning