Using the Internet as a training medium, UNITAR’s Division for Multilateral Diplomacy brings together participants and trainers in a unique learning environment. All online courses build on UNITAR’s wealth of experience in designing and implementing training workshops in diplomacy and multilateral affairs at the country and regional levels.
The courses are available in English, French and Spanish and last between two and eight weeks. They place an emphasis on online discussions and self-paced learning which allows students to schedule their learning according to their specific needs, make use of additional resources using the Internet and work from home or office as long as participants have access to a computer with internet connection.
All courses are delivered via UNITAR’s virtual learning platform. This pedagogical tool will help the participant meet the course’s learning objectives through multimedia, optional and required readings, discussion forums, assessment quizzes, and a wealth of other information. Adapted specifically to full-time professionals, participants will learn by absorbing (reading), doing (activities), interacting (socializing), and reflecting (relating to personal experience).
The advantages of online training are many. Participants are able to:
- Schedule and pace their learning according to their specific needs;
- Make use of additional resources using the internet;
- Work from office or home as long as you have a computer with an internet connection;
- Connect with fellow participants and instructors through the learning portal.
Annually Scheduled Online Courses
Each year, UNITAR's Division for Multilateral Diplomacy provides nearly 15 e-Learning courses for a variety of highly demanded topics. We offer 25% discount for group bookings (10+ participants).
Customized Courses/Platform/Discussion Boards
Additionally, we design and conduct tailor-made online courses, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), simulation exercises, webinars and discussion boards.
- Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC; 9 September – 3 November (in English) 8 weeks, 800 USD; More information and online registration at https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/climate-change-diplomacy-negotiating-effectively-under-unfccc-17
- Mediation Skills: 23 September – 20 October (in English) 4 weeks, 600 USD; More information and online registration at https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/mediation-skills-10
- Public Diplomacy in a Multipolar World : 14 October – 10 November (in English) 4 weeks, 600 USD; More information and online registration at https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/public-diplomacy-multipolar-world-6
- United Nations Protocol: 28 October – 24 November (in English) 4 weeks, 600 USD; More information and online registration at https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/united-nations-protocol-21
- Digital and Cyber Diplomacy: 11 November – 1 December (in English) 3 weeks, 600 USD; More information and online registration at https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/digital-and-cyber-diplomacy-0
- Cosmopolitan Communications: Connecting Across Diplomats, Business Leaders And Civil Society Actors: 4 November – 1 December (in English) 4 weeks, 600 USD; More information and online registration at https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/cosmopolitan-communication-connecting-across-diplomats-business-leaders-and-civil-7
- Introduction to Water Diplomacy: 4 November – 1 December (in English) 4 weeks, 600 USD; More information and online registration at https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/introduction-water-diplomacy-4
Fellowships for nationals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme offers a few fellowships for nationals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) according to the list specified by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS). There are few e-Learning fellowships available for each course and they will be awarded according to experience and career relevance in the international diplomacy sector, relevant academic background, and level of personal motivation.
If you are not a national of a LDC, we will unfortunately be unable to consider your application for a fellowship.
Application for staff members from the United Nations and other international organizations
Please note that applications from staff members from the United Nations and other international organizations are usually not considered, it may be possible to take the course through funding by the staff training, but you would have to verify directly with the appropriate department within your organization. Some UN agencies, field operations and programmes cover the participation fees of groups for UNITAR courses.
Please read carefully and follow all instructions! Please also note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
How to apply
If you are a national of a country listed by the UN-OHRLLS, please register online using the online registration form of the course of your interest at https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog?programme=69. You will automatically receive an invoice, but as a fellowship candidate, you are not required to make the payment. Please save the invoice for your records. In addition to the online registration form, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include the name of the course in the subject line):
- Curriculum Vitae (or short paragraph explaining work / academic experience)
- Letter of motivation
Please note that you will be notified whether you were selected one week before the beginning of the course. If you are selected, you will be asked to provide the following information:
- Copy of your passport
- Employment documentation
ECBCheck Certified Courses
The UNITAR course on Multilateral Conferences and Diplomacy has been certified by the ECBCheck through a peer review by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning indicating the course to be of the highest e-Learning quality. The Multilateral Training Programme is in the process of having several other courses certified by the ECBCheck over the next few years.