2022 Results Report

Nikhil Seth - UNITAR Executive Director

Nikhil Seth

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General

UNITAR Executive Director


“I am delighted to present the 2022 Results Report of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), showcasing the remarkable achievements and outcomes from the past year.”

While the COVID-19 pandemic continued to disrupt the world in 2022, the year ended with a glimmer of hope.

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Our Primary Output

Trained Beneficiaries

UNITAR provided learning, training and knowledge-sharing services to 395.987 individuals in 2022, representing a 7% increase from 2022 figures of 370,139

Our Primary Output - Trained Beneficiaries

20% of beneficiaries were delivered by the Institute’s global network of affiliated International Training Centres for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) and 60% were delivered with the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn).

70% of UNITAR’s overall beneficiaries were associated with events having specific learning outcomes. The proportion of participants from broader knowledge-sharing and other events (e.g. conferences, public lectures, meetings) represents 30% of UNITAR’s beneficiaries.

Learning-Related Beneficiaries
by Gender

The overall male to female gender ratio of beneficiaries from learning-related events for 2022 was 43 to 55 (with counting peacekeeping training beneficiaries) and “non-binary” and “unreported” accounting for 1% each.

Learning-Related Beneficiaries by Gender graph

by Strategic Objectives

95% of beneficiaries were associated with programming related to the advancement of environmental sustainability and green development, people and social inclusion, and peace and just, inclusive societies.

Beneficiaries by Strategic Objective graph

Learning-Related Beneficiaries
by Region

Learning-Related Beneficiaries by Region

79% of learning-related beneficiaries came from developing countries (of which 16 per cent are from countries in special situations, comprised of LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS).

Learning-Related Beneficiaries by Country status

Number of Events and Event Format

UNITAR’s overall beneficiaries were produced through the delivery of 1,383 events (equivalent to some 29,456 event days over the calendar year). 45% of events took place through face-to-face or blended, residential training activities, the majority of which took place in the field.

Number of Events and Event Format - Location of face to face events

Learning-Related Beneficiaries by Affiliation

UNITAR serves a wide spectrum of constituencies, with 54% of its learning-related beneficiaries coming from non-state sectors, including NGOs, academia and the businesses.

Learning-Related Beneficiaries by Affiliation

60 Years
of History

A long-established history of providing high-quality, tailored training programmes and activities that have empowered leaders over the past 60 years. For 6 decades, UNITAR has been adapting its methodologies and approaches to reflect changing times and address the ever-evolving needs of participants.

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A Key Pillar to Programming

A strong partnership strategy continues to be an integral part of UNITAR’s approach to achieving effective and efficient results. It allows the institute to combine the substantive expertise of UN and other partners with UNITAR’s internal expertise in programming, adult learning and instructional technologies.

Beneficiaries by Partnership

Of the Institute’s 1,383 events in 2022, 91% of beneficiaries were trained through events implemented in partnership.

Beneficiaries by Partnership

Partners by Type

Partners include organizations as diverse as UN entities, governments, universities, other international organizations, the private sector, NGOs and foundations.

Partners by Type