Applications are open for the 3-week online UNITAR Human Rights Council Training Programme, that will commence on February 14.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations system. UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries with special attention to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable, including those in conflict situations.
About the Programme
The Human Rights Council Training Programme lasts for 3 weeks and runs on UNITAR’s virtual learning platform. It is created and facilitated by senior experts working at UN agencies. In addition, UNITAR staff assists in the organisational aspects of the course and stands ready to interact with participants on a daily basis.
- Duration of the Course: 3 Weeks
- Commencement and End Date: February 14, 2022 – March 06, 2022
- Mode: Virtual
- Platform: Zoom
About the e-Learning Modules
- The backbone of the Human Rights Council Training Programme will be three e-Learning modules.
- Every module contains reading material, multimedia files, a discussion forum for written exchanges and a multiple-choice assessment quiz.
- The course will contain the following modules:
- Module 1: The United Nations
- Module 2: Conference Diplomacy
- Module 3: Human Rights, Climate Change and the SDGs
The e-Learning modules will be complemented by a series of live components delivered to participants via Zoom. These encompass several 3-hour interactive e-workshops run by experts such as current UN staff or retired ambassadors.
The Human Rights Council Training Programme will offer the following e-workshops:
- Negotiation Skills
- Leadership Skills
- UN Resolution Writing Skills
- Most importantly, the Human Rights Council Training Programme runs in parallel to the real Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva.
- Participants will therefore be able to attend its sessions in live-stream.
- In addition, they will have the opportunity to learn from UN experts in 1.5-hour webinars as well as virtual guided tours.
- Real Sessions of the Human Rights Council in live-stream
- Live-Webinars with UN human rights experts
- Virtual Guided Tours through the UN Palace of Nations
Who can Participate?
Open to all actors related to international affairs who have a genuine passion for human rights.
- Public sector officials
- Private sector professionals and
- Representatives from NGOs, think tanks or academia
- University students and high school students are equally welcome to apply.
In order to ensure the highest quality standards, the registration will be closed after 50 participants.
Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. At the end of the programme, all participants will receive an official UNITAR certificate.
How to Register?
To register, click on the link given at the end of this post.
Upon clicking the link, you will be asked to create your own profile on the UNITAR website and will then be guided through the process. Feel free to contact the organizer in case of any questions.