22 July 2019, Geneva, Switzerland - The Division for Multilateral Diplomacy (DMD) of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) successfully hosted the second cohort of students from the International Leaders Professional Diploma Program in a 6-day in-depth workshop in Geneva from the 12th to 18th of June 2019.
The International Leaders Program was launched as a result of the partnership between the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) with the vision to create a network of future leaders and empower them with the knowledge to build international influence, and shape foreign policy and international relations.
The 6-day workshop delivered 3 out of the 7 modules in the program and was conducted in Arabic by 2 seasoned experts with vast practical experience in Multilateral Diplomacy - H.E. Mr. Amr Aljowaily, the Ambassador of Egypt to Serbia and Mr. Tareq Rasheed, a certified international trainer and consultant. The discussions honed participants’ skills in international cooperation (negotiations and agreements), diplomacy and international affairs, and also public speaking and dealing with the media. UNITAR continues to deliver capacity development through a partnership with strategic institutions and looks forward to hosting 2 more cohorts this year in continuation of its successful partnership with the HBMSU.