Orientation Course on the Security Council for Members of the Council



Public visé spécifique:

Formation diplomatique


12 nov. - 13 nov. 2012

Durée de l'évènement:

2 jours


New York, NY, United States


Peace Security and Diplomacy, International Law, Multilateral Diplomacy


USD 375


You will not be charged for the course at this point. In case a sufficient number of participant signs up for the course, we will ask you in a separate email to confirm your interest and your payment. The workshop is free-of-charge for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and other developing countries (DCs). Diplomats from developed countries and representatives of international, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organizations, civil society and other interested individuals are required to pay the participation fee.

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Shortly after the election of the five new members of the Security Council, their representatives will need to become thoroughly familiar with the issues before the Council and its methods of work, so that they may be ready to start their mandate on 1 January 2013. This intensive two-day orientation course aims at providing such information to the new delegates.


Objectifs d'apprentissage

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the functions, practices and procedures of the Security Council;
  • Identify and assess the main issues before the Council;
  • Determine the role of the President of the Council and informal consultationsContrast the decision-making processes of the regional groups for endorsing candidates
  • Appraise and assess the trade-offs and risks of engaging in a campaign

Contenu et structure

Participants will be reviewing the functions, practices and procedures of the Security Council. They will also be briefed on the main issues before the Council and on the role of the President of the Council and informal consultations. The orientation course will be highly intensive and will require the active involvement of all the participants throughout the course.

Public visé

The orientation course is designed primarily for representatives of newly-elected members of the Security Council, as well as newly-arrived representatives of other members of the Council and representatives of member states aspiring to be elected as a member of the Security Council in the near future (2013-2018). Depending on the availability of seats, delegates from other States may attend as observers.

Informations complémentaires

The course participation fee is 375 USD. Diplomats from least developed countries (LDCs) and developing countries are eligible to apply for a fellowship. If you wish to apply for a fellowship (fee-waiver), please contact the UNITAR New York Office (nyo@unitar.org) upon completion of online registration. 

Diplomats may pay individually per course attended, or their country may wish to cover the costs of an annual subscription of $10,500. An annual subscription will ensure free access, at each workshop and special training, for up to 5 diplomats of the Permanent Missions in New York and representatives of foreign governments for the full range of UNITAR CDT courses in 2012. For more information about the UNITAR’s core diplomacy training (CDT) pricing policy and annual subscription please contact our New York Office.

Important: Participation will be confirmed once payment is received. Participants are required to make payment by credit card or wire transfer. UNITAR reserves the right to rescind an applicant's enrolment at any time in case of non-receipt of payment.

All participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive a UNITAR Certificate of Completion.