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UNITAR

UNITAR

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About UNITAR Hiroshima Office

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) was established in 1963 as an autonomous body within the United Nations, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. UNITAR is a principal training arm of the United Nations System and has the mandate to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through diplomatic training, and to increase the impact of national actions through public awareness-raising, education and training of public policy officials and local leaders. UNITAR designs and conducts worldwide some 500 different training activities per year for more than 40,000 participants, including diplomats and other government officials, non-governmental representatives, and local authorities. UNITAR has over 200 members around the world.

The UNITAR Hiroshima Office, mandated to promote post-conflict reconstruction and international peace, has long engaged in designing and conducting training for people from post-conflict countries, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Sudan, and as such possesses a unique understanding of the needs of such participants as they work toward peace and development.

Activities in Afghanistan

The UNITAR Hiroshima Office has started delivering capacity building training programmes in Afghanistan since its establishment in 2003, including the UNITAR Afghanistan Fellowship Programme, which has trained more than 500 Afghan professionals over the last 16 years.

The annual six-month long programme focuses on trainings of leadership, management, and professional skills of a core group of senior government officials, academics, and practitioners from Afghanistan.

 

Throughout the years, the Office has also extended its efforts in Afghanistan to tackle specific challenges the country faces, peace and sports – Leadership and Communication Training Programme for the Afghanistan Women’s Football Team, governance and gender – Women’s Leadership Programme for Afghanistan, peace and strong institutions – Public Financial Management Capacity Building Programme. 

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The annual six-month long programme focuses on trainings of leadership, management, and professional skills of a core group of senior government officials, academics, and practitioners from Afghanistan.

Throughout the years, the Office has also extended its efforts in Afghanistan to tackle specific challenges the country faces, peace and sports – Leadership and Communication Training Programme for the Afghanistan Women’s Football Team, governance and gender – Women’s Leadership Programme for Afghanistan, peace and strong institutions – Public Financial Management Capacity Building Programme.