6 June 2022, Geneva, Switzerland – In today’s increasingly globalized and complex world, multilateral dialogue and cooperation is constantly becoming more essential to promote peace and drive progress. At the same time, government corruption continues to grow unchecked in places around the world. As such, the nexus and interrelation between Diplomacy and Anti-Corruption efforts is now more important than ever. In this regard, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has partnered with the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) to launch the one-of-a-kind Master’s in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy (MACD), a modular postgraduate academic degree conducted over the course of 18 months.
The MACD offers a diverse and innovative anti-corruption and diplomacy curriculum, reflecting a variety of academic disciplines and cross-cutting themes relating to economics, ethics, international law, and digital and cyber diplomacy. Courses also work to help students cultivate essential skills for an international career such as leadership, negotiation skills, and public speaking. Students can expect 18 months of intensive and rewarding courses from world-renowned leaders in anti-corruption and diplomacy studies.
The Master’s in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy is designed as an in-career programme targeted to those holding an undergraduate degree with a background in International Relations, Diplomacy, International Law, Anti-Corruption, and other related fields. The programme will equally benefit professionals with existing experience in these fields.
At the end of the programme, students will be able to better apprehend the nexus between diplomacy and anti-corruption, contribute to the prevention of and the fight against corruption, and interact with and develop a strong network of international professionals who can assist them both during and after their studies. Additionally, participants will develop, strengthen, and use research, drafting and analytical skills, as well as apply the skills, knowledge, and tools they have acquired in their respective careers and fields of work.