Public Diplomacy in a Multipolar World 

UN Photo/Manuel Elias31 October 2018, Geneva, Switzerland - Since the end of the Second World War, diplomats have had to expand their activities in order to better communicate with their public audience. Thus, the development of speech-making, sponsored visits, cultural and educational exchange, seminars and conferences, and media savviness have been essential to their work as much as negotiations and mediation. These aspects of public diplomacy are often linked to its sister concept of “soft power” – a concept that has gained traction among academic and practitioner circles in much of the debate on 21st century diplomacy.

UNITAR’s Division for Multilateral Diplomacy is pleased to inform you that it is organizing an e-learning course on Public Diplomacy in a Multipolar World that will take place from 5 November to 2 December 2018.

For more information on the course content, registration and methodology, please visit the enrolment page.

The course will  help participants understand what public diplomacy is, how its practice has evolved over time, and how the current challenges are being addressed. It is practice-oriented, and participants will learn how to create successful campaigns, manage media relations, and understand legal and human resource questions.


Image: Secretary-General António Guterres makes remarks on the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Photo Credits: UN Photo/Manuel Elias