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Workshop on the structure, drafting and adoption of United Nations Resolutions 

1 October 2014



While the Charter of the United Nations has often been regarded as the constitution of the Organization, resolutions adopted by its principal organs may be considered its laws. Hence, the need for accuracy, respect of the correct terminology and search for the proper expression is given. Over the years, the United Nations resolutions have acquired a distinctive style. Furthermore, the rules relating to the adoption of resolutions have been supplemented by a number of practices. This workshop aims at providing thorough training on all these topics.  


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

· Describe the structure and form of United Nations resolutions and decisions;
· Identify draft resolutions rules and proceadures;
· Identify the rules and practices relating to the adoption of resolutions.

This workshop will take place in Conference Room C on Wednesday 1 October 2014 from 10:00-17:00.  


Please register HERE by 30 September 2014




 E-Learning course on Defence Sector Reform (DSR)

20 June - 30 September 2014
The objectives of the Defence Sector Reform E-learning course include:

• Raise participants’ awareness to context and challenges for operationalizing DSR in post conflict environments.
• Enhanced understanding of Defence Sector Reform in UN peacekeeping
• Enhanced knowledge leading to strengthen DSR mandate as part of the Security Sector Reform in UN peacekeeping
• Understand the various Security Council resolutions of SSR and DSR, and they promote peace and security

This E-Learning course is available now after having registered online 


Please register HERE








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