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"The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is making concrete contributions to developing the capacities of tens of thousands of people around the world. Since its inception in 1965, UNITAR has built sustainable partnerships acquiring unique expertise and accumulating experience and knowledge to fulfil its mandate. These accomplishments have enabled UNITAR to respond to the growing demand from UN Member States for training for capacity development in the fields of Environment; Peace, Security and Diplomacy; and Governance." [1]

  • Carlos Lopes, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNITAR Executive Director

Former Executive Directors


Accessed December 2011: [2]


URL: http://www.unitar.org

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  1. About, UNITAR, accessed December 16, 2011.
  2. Trustees, UNITAR, accessed December 16, 2011.