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Online Certificate on International Law and the United Nations System

Course

Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Course details

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Length
10 months (all individual courses last between 3 to 6 weeks)
Effort
Between 20 and 36 hours (the average workload for an individual course is 5 - 8 study hours per week)
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
2,600 USD
Start date
14 February 2022
End date
31 December 2022
Registration deadline
11 February 2022

Course summary

This Online Certificate offers a unique opportunity for students wanting to pursue a career in international law or international relations, and professionals working in international and regional organizations as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions to expand their knowledge.

About this course

The Online Certificate on International Law and the UN system offers a unique opportunity for both students wanting to pursue a career in international law or international relations, and professionals working in international and regional organizations as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions, to expand their knowledge on international law, multilateral diplomacy and the United Nation system.

Using internet-based training, UNITAR brings participants and trainers together in a unique virtual learning environment. All courses build on UNITAR’s wealth of experience in designing and implementing training workshops on diplomacy and multilateral affairs at the country and regional levels. The online methodology provides specific advantages for geographically and time constrained individuals to obtain valuable information for their day-to-day operations and future projects.

The Certificate courses are taught purely taught online and are either moderated by a senior international expert, placing an emphasis on online discussions and self-paced learning or contain a Q&A session with a senior expert. In order to be awarded the Online Certificate, participants are required to participate and successfully complete 2 of the international law and 2 of the Multilateral Diplomacy courses offered by UNITAR’s Division for Multilateral Diplomacy from February to December 2022 and submit a Final Research Paper by 31 December 2022.

The e-Learning courses the students can choose from are:

International Law

  • International Law – Extended Edition
  • Law of Treaties – Extended Edition
  • Law of International Organizations – Extended Edition

Multilateral Diplomacy

  • United Nations Protocol
  • Introduction to the UN System
  • Public and Cultural Diplomacy

Target audience

The online certificate is designed for government officials, diplomats, private sector specialists, practitioners in the international arena, academics, students or any interested participants.

Learning objectives

After completing the Online Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Explain the current challenges in international affairs and diplomacy
  • Describe the underlying principles of international law governing international organisations
  • Perform in both bilateral and multilateral working environments with increased confidence
  • Develop analytical skills and critical thinking