United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Institut des Nations Unies pour la Formation et la Recherche
Instituto de las Naciones Unidas para la Formación Profesional e Investigaciones

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Proposed in a 1962 resolution of the UN General Assembly - resolution 1827 (XVII), 18 Dec 1962.

Established following recommendation of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC to the General Assembly which commissioned the Secretary-General with the establishment of a United Nations Institute for Training and Research as an autonomous body within the F-XF1000 - United Nations System (General Assembly resolution 1934 (XVIII) of 11 Dec 1963).

Commenced functioning Mar 1965.

Headquarters originally based in New York NY (USA), with a European office in Geneva (Switzerland). In 1993, headquarters were transferred to Geneva.


Develop capacities to enhance global decision-making; support country level action for shaping a better future; empower individuals and institutions through knowledge and learning.


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Board of Trustees (meets at least annually); headed by Executive Director. Headquarters: Geneva (Switzerland). Out-posted offices: New York NY (USA); Hiroshima (Japan). Project Office: Port Harcourt (Nigeria).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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