UN Summer AcademyThere are still some places available for the 2012 UN Summer Academy Programme “ A New Global Development Partnership” which will take place on the UN Campus in Turin, Italy, from 20 to 31 August 2012. This executive education programme is co-organized by UNITAR, United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ILO-ITC).

The main goal of the UN Summer Academy is to provide an executive space for learning and debate around contemporary issues, promoting intellectual and practical knowledge sharing, and fostering a culture of understanding and cross-fertilization among the various development actors, including the UN, the diplomatic corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, academia and the private and philanthropic sectors.

The focus of the 2012 UN Summer Academy Programme is on the New Global Development Partnership. The programme is built around a one-week introductory curriculum overviewing links and interconnections between  subjects such as global governance, development, poverty, social and gender issues, the role of business sector, sustainable development, migration, new technologies, and transition processes; followed by a second week composed by three specific clinics focused on practical implications (implications for financing developments, in particular climate change, implications for country level engagement & the new role for the private sector in development). The first-week curriculum will be grounded in the Secretary-General's Five Year Action Agenda as well as the Outcome of the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (29 Nov-1 Dec 2011 Busan). During the second week, each of the clinics will be led by one of the partner institutions (UNSSC, UNITAR, ILO-ITC).


Grounded on the “Turin Learning Approach”, the UN Summer Academy will be delivered by an international faculty, using a variety of learning methods, such as seminars, interactive lectures, case studies and simulation exercises. The UN Summer Academy offers a unique programme aimed at professionals from the UN system and its partners from the public and private sectors, looking for challenging, in-depth discussions on issues of contemporary relevance.


Enrollment is done online. Please submit your online application. If you have any queries about the completion of the application form, please contact the Secretariat at unsummeracademy<at>unssc.org