Multilateral Conferences and Diplomacy for SIDs and LDCs negotiators

Course

Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

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Course details

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Length
4 weeks
Effort
6-8 hours
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free
Start date
14 October 2019
End date
10 November 2019

Course summary

This online course will help students enhance their performance as a conference delegate, and as a result contribute to the overall efficiency and productiveness of conferences.

Topics

Sustainable Development Goals
Breaking the silos

About this course

Governments and increasingly other actors such as international and non-governmental organizations use multilateral conferences as a means, and sometimes the only means, to achieve important policy objectives. As the number of conferences and meetings has risen considerably over the past twenty years, the number of government officers and other stakeholders involved in conference processes has also increased significantly. While diplomats remain at the centre of diplomacy, government officials assigned to line ministries and agencies, as well as staff of intergovernmental organizations and NGOs, are increasingly finding themselves in the role of the multilateral conference delegate.

This online course will help students enhance their performance as a conference delegate, and as a result contribute to the overall efficiency and productiveness of conferences.

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Target audience

The course targets diplomats and government officials from Small Islands Developing states (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Learning objectives

  • Identify how conferences unfold;
  • Name the rules of procedure and their value in advancing delegate objectives;
  • Explain the importance of informal consultations;
  • Use appropriate language;
  • Detect and incorporate other delegations’ strategies.