United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

UNITAR supports training programmes that will have a sustainable impact. Some of the activities of UNITAR are on post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding, preventive diplomacy and economic development, etc. The Institute also provides research services.

To conduct training programmes in multilateral diplomacy and international cooperation for diplomats accredited to the United Nations and national officials involved in work related to United Nations activities. To carry out a wide range of training programmes in the field of social and economic development, Peace making, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding. To carry out result-oriented research, in particular, research on and for training and to develop pedagogical materials including distance learning training packages, work books, as well as software and video training packs. To establish and strengthen cooperation with other inter-governmental organizations, faculties and academic institutions, in particular for the development of research on and for training.

  • Capacity building in organizational development
  • Civil Society
  • Community Conflict Resolution
  • DDR
  • Economic Foundations for Growth and Development
  • Gender
  • Good Offices and Peace Support
  • Human Rights
  • Law Enforcement Institutions
  • Local Governance
  • Physical Infrastructure and Reconstruction
  • Post-conflict reconstruction
  • Public Administration and Government Strengthening

1) long-term Fellowship Cycle - participants are continuing their jobs and can address immediate needs through the fellowship; 2) low cost/high efficiency project using combination of on-site training and distance-learning methodologies - the combination allows fellows to be exposed to different style of training and also be always connected to the experts, 3) offering multiple training platform with mentorship by international & local experts - in case international experts are not available, there is always coach from Afghanistan who can address participants needs.
Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
  • Capacity and development training
Description of activities
Long-term Fellowship Cycle (project is on its Cycle) - low cost/high efficiency project using combination of on-site training and distance-learning methodologies (examples: throughout the cycle there are three workshops and number of video-conferences, audio-web conferences and communication with mentors through e-mails) - offering multiple training platform with mentorship by international & local experts (participants are continuing their jobs while getting advices on how to improve their performance or achive the Fellowship's objectives from international experts or Fellowship alumni in Kabul)/Afghanistan.

Public Administration and Government Strengthening

Civil Society

  • Africa
    • Western Africa
      • Nigeria
  • Americas
    • Central America
      • Nicaragua
    • South America
      • Ecuador
      • Brazil
  • Asia
    • East Asia
      • Republic of Korea
      • China
    • Western Asia
      • Yemen
  • Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • Poland
    • Northern Europe
      • Denmark
    • Western Europe
      • Switzerland
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Palais des Nations Geneva 10 CH-1211
United Nations
More than 10 years (44 years)
Between 1 million to 50 million CHF per annum
Palais des Nations Geneva 10 CH-1211
Headquarters

To coordinate activities of out-posted offices, to conduct activities based on the Institute's objectives.

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Dr
Carlos Lopes
Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director
Mr. Evariste Karambizi
Manager Peacekeeping Training Programme
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Partnership

United Nations Development Programme, Kabul Office

Description: 

Logistics, support, advice in country

Partner organisations: 
United Nations

Independent Administration Reforms and Civil Service Commission of Afghanistan, Embassy of Afghanistan in Japan

Type: 
Formal
Main purpose: 
Project Implementation
Description: 

Strategic and logistical support in country

Partner organisations: 
United Nations
Regional organisations
Government

Singapore International Foundation

Description: 

Advice, access to experts for mentoring and training

Partner organisations: 
NGOs

Network

University of Texas at Austin, University of Calgary, Hiroshima University

Type: 
Formal
Type: 
Academic
Main purpose: 
Research
Geographical scope: 
Global
Description: 

Advice, access to experts for mentoring and training

Without name

Type: 
Formal
Type: 
Academic
Main purpose: 
Policy
Geographical scope: 
Geneva