RCUNIO has built a partnership with the U. N. Institute for Training and Research
The Research Center of United Nations and International Organizations of Beijing Foreign Studies University has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the U.N. Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to work together to build a platform for the development of young people's capacity to cope with international affairs, and to provide professional and systematic capacity training in international affairs for Chinese young students and junior diplomats. Through consultation, the two sides will (1) jointly develop courses like international law, finance, humanitarian and etc; (2) lead students to participate in international conferences attended by experts from the United Nations, academic institutions, international organizations and non-governmental organizations; (3) provide online training with the help of the Internet and communication technologies.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research, established in 1963, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, headed by an Executive Director, is a 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. It covers the entire United Nations membership and each year more than 40,000 people benefit from around 500 training and related activities. Its training activities cover areas such as: international affairs, peace and security, sustainable development and the environment, decentralized cooperation with local authorities, debt and financial management, information and communication technology and etc. Besides training, it offers counseling and support which is technology-based to governments, the United Nations and other partners to achieve broader social and economic development outcomes.
The main research activities currently undertaken by the UNITAR are directly related to its training in capacity-building projects and methods, namely, first, to promote the continuous evolution and improvement of training methods; second, to provide knowledge, skills and tools for applied research conducted in Member States; third, to focus on the development of evaluation tools of training projects. The research carried out by the UNITAR focuses on major issues in the fields of world peace, security, economy and society, and over 100 research books have been published.