In the modern world the role of culture, education, sport, social and humanitarian aspects are highly increasing. Domestic regions are active in the international arena as well. The Master on issues of social and humanitarian cooperation in the international arena and external relations of regions is the first of its kind in Russia and is ensured in cooperation between the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

The programme aims at developing theoretical and practical skills to work in the international environment. The graduate will orient well in main problems of modern international relations, understand the growing role of social and humanitarian factors in the world, be able to establish contacts with foreign partners and negotiate with them; understand the perspectives of digital diplomacy, Diasporas and soft power in contemporary politics; know the main directions of social and humanitarian cooperation in the Eurasian area; understand how international cooperation between Russian regions works.

When choosing an additional module in the last semester, Master students will receive a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the world leading diplomats and with the process of decision-making and implement all knowledge gained in one of UNITAR partner organization.

Programme’s graduates will work in Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; governments of Russian regions (departments of international cooperation); non-governmental organizations (NGOs); structures for Russian and international business; the UN system.