The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is offering  courses for students and professionals who are interested in learning more about multilateral diplomacy and international affairs management.

Public Diplomacy in a Multipolar World

Dates: 14 October – 11 November 2019 (4 weeks) 
Course fee: 600 USD alert-success

This online course aims to provide participants with an idea of the strategic significance of public diplomacy in the past and future. The crucial project steps of campaigns, media relations and other public diplomacy tools are analysed, discussed and summarised in a very practice-oriented manner. Legal and human resource questions complement the material in order to be applicable in many environments.

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United Nations Protocol

Dates: 28 October – 24 November 2019 (4 weeks) 
Course fee: 600 USD alert-success

This e-Learning course aims to provide an overview of the United Nations and multilateral protocol practices to guide both protocol practitioners who operate within the Offices of the United Nations Headquarters and its numerous field Offices, as well as those curious to learn more about these practices. With the help of interactive online exercises, participants will finish the course with a concrete understanding of specific protocol-related situations.

Cosmopolitan Communication: Connecting across Diplomats, Business Leaders and Civil Society Actors

Dates: 4 November – 1 December 2019 (4 weeks)
Course fee: 600 USD alert-success

The general objective of this e-Learning course is to reinforce the knowledge on the processes of communication, to enhance cultural awareness, and to understand the differences in communication among various cultures. Additionally, it will explore tools and techniques to effectively manage constructive conversations in an intercultural environment.

Sustainable Hydro-Governance 

Dates: 4 November – 1 December 2019 (4 weeks)
Course fee: 600 USD alert-success

The purpose of this course is to raise awareness on the current state of freshwater resources worldwide and the need for adequate diplomatic solutions to stimulate cooperation and to promote sustainable hydro-governance. This course will provide knowledge tools and methodologies to enhance participants’ ability to assess, prevent, and respond to the tensions arising from situations of water scarcity and mismanagement worldwide.

Digital and Cyber Diplomacy 

Dates: 11 November – 1 December 2019 (3 weeks)
Course fee: 600 USD alert-success

This course aims to equip participants with the practical skills to make the best use of digital tools in pursuing diplomatic objectives. At the same time, it will help them gain a robust view of the broad range of problems being generated in cyberspace and how diplomacy can be applied in managing them. After taking this course, learners will be able to make the best use of digital tools in promoting diplomatic objectives and develop effective strategies for managing the multiple problems thrown up by the growing cyberspace.