The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) are delighted to collaboratively launch the third edition of the innovative Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy (EDACD). This programme is specifically tailored to explore the intricate connections between Multilateral Diplomacy and Anti-Corruption endeavors in our increasingly interconnected world. This modular training is conveniently conducted online, over the course of five months, offering a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and explore distinctive practical and theoretical approaches to anti-corruption and diplomacy and build a network of like-minded professionals. The programme encompasses a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects, including international relations, ethics, cyber diplomacy, negotiation skills, journalism, and more.

In order to be considered for the Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy, candidates must be fluent in English, possess a valid passport or national identity card, and have completed an undergraduate degree.

The next edition will begin on March 4, 2024.


Programme Start Date: March 4, 2024

Application Deadline: March 20, 2024 

Fee: 2,821.00 EUR (3,130.97 USD according to UN Operational Rates of Exchange December 2023). The fee will need to be paid in EUR.

To Apply: Kindly send an email to with the following documents in PDF format:

  • Your CV;
  • A copy of your valid passport or national identity card;
  • A copy of your Bachelor's degree certificate in English;
  • Your motivation letter*.

After receipt of these documents, your application will be carefully considered.


Please note that the scholarship application deadline for the 2024 edition of this programme has passed. You can find general information about eligibility here.


At the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend international anti-corruption standards and their implementation, as well as the nexus between diplomacy and anti-corruption;
  • Contribute to the prevention of and the fight against corruption;
  • Develop, strengthen and use diplomatic skills such as cross-cultural communication, negotiation and similar;
  • Interact with and develop a strong network of international professionals;
  • Apply acquired skills, knowledge and tools in their respective careers and fields of work.


The programme is conducted exclusively online, utilizing self-paced learning, instructor-led and interactive sessions, discussion forums and case studies, taking advantage of interactive tools to encourage participants towards taking active part and offering them the opportunity to learn from outstanding experts and teachers in anti-corruption and diplomacy.

Instructor, Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy

Alumni Testimonials

The Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy is designed as an in-career programme for professionals and young professionals with a background in International Relations, Diplomacy, Anti-Corruption, or any related field, who are part of or wish to join a governmental organization, non-governmental organization or international organization involved in the field of anti-corruption or other areas where corruption may be a challenge.

Alumna, Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy

Please note that in addition to the Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy, UNITAR and IACA also offer a Master's Programme in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy. Should you have any enquiries, or require support during the application process, please contact us at

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