United Nations Institute for Training and Research

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

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name = United Nations Institute for Training and Research

caption =
type = Specialized Agency
acronyms = UNITAR
head = "Director General of UNITAR"
: Carlos Lopes : GNB
status = Active
established = 1965
website = [http://www.unitar.org/ www.unitar.org]
parent =
subsidiaries =
commons = United_Nations
footnotes =

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) was established in 1965 as an autonomous body within the United Nations with the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the Organization through appropriate training and research. 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.

Functions of UNITAR

*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.
*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.

External links

* [http://www.unitar.org/ UNITAR official website]
** [http://www.opentrainingplatform.org Open Training] with UNITAR, FAO, ITU, WHO, ILO and UNEP partners on Open Learning for Development

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