Final UNITAR Global Diplomacy Initiative Spring 2021 Multiple Pillars
New York, United States of America
Self-paced, open-enrolment event
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Duration of event
2 Months
Programme Area
Climate Change, Governance, Peace Security and Diplomacy, Peacemaking and Conflict Prevention, Multilateral Diplomacy
Specific Target Audience
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Registration method
By application & selection
Mode of delivery

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a principal training arm of the United Nations, working in every region of the world. We empower individuals, governments and organizations through knowledge and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges. 
UNITAR offers various training and capacity-development activities in the thematic areas of Capacity for the 2030 Agenda, Strengthen multilateralism; Promote economic development and social inclusion; Advance environmental sustainability and green development; Promote sustainable peace; and Research and Technology Applications.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Event objectives

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research  developed a curriculum that sees a brighter future through diplomacy. This newly-designed program allows students to listen to and learn about international relations and politics from those actively engaged in these fields — the diplomats themselves. Envisioned for students currently enrolled in Political Science, International Relations, Urban Affairs, or a similar academic program, the desire to better understand world affairs is a must. As well as those who envision a career in diplomacy. 

Content and Structure

The Global Diplomacy Initative Program is comprised of 3 hour duration courses, held once a week for 2 months. This program will be conducted three times a year on trimester basis: Spring, Summer, and Fall. These courses will be taught by distinguished Ambassadors and high level UN Officials. This program is designed for students pursuing political science, international relations, global studies or related programs and are in their senior year in undergraduate, and any in Masters/ Graduate program. Research students and professionals can also apply. Students of the program will earn a Certificate of Completion. 

Targeted audience

This program targets delegates to the United Nations, national change agents and students who are currently enrolled in Political Science, International Relations, Urban Affairs, or a similar academic programs ranging from the undergraduate level to any Masters/Graduate Progam. Research students can also apply.