This course will provide nuanced understandings on the international discourse, agendas, and the diverse environments that underlie the foundation for the multilateral negotiations on the United Nations level. The course will cover both case studies and in-depth interpretations on the various UN regulations. We will study the evolution from the original UN Charter articles to the development of today’s Sustainable Development Goals. Under the lead of SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), the course will include case studies involving security, environmental, economic issues. The programme will offer students an exclusive access to the UN documentary A Call for Peace and we will examine a wide array of research and studies on the topics of peacebuilding and peacekeeping process.
Developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), this course will guide us through an introductory framework on how to engage and evaluate attempts at preventive diplomacy and multilateral negotiation, while deepening our understanding of their chronology and evolution within the United Nations.
Using exclusive interviews and resources on preventive diplomacy involving key actors and video materials from UNITARs face to face International Conference “Strengthening Preventive Diplomacy & Multilateral Negotiation”. They will guide us through case studies and to target specific goals, including: SDG Goal 3 – good health and well-being, SDG Goal 6- clean water and sanitation, SDG Goal 5- gender equality, SDG Goal 8 – decent work and economic growth. SDG Goal 16 – peace, justice and strong institutions.
Deepen participants’ knowledge and understanding on the connections between mechanisms of preventive diplomacy, multilateral negotiation, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in particular SDG 16;
Equip participants with a wide range of preventive diplomacy tools provided by global experts and high-level officials and representatives working in the fields including: negotiation and multilateralism, international politics, social justice, economic and environmental development;
Provide participants with the means of addressing structural causes of conflict, and early warning and preventive mechanisms, gleaned through real experiences of experts and practitioners of multilateral negotiation for peaceful settlement;
Illustrate and deconstruct pertinent case studies relating to the implementation of specific goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as efforts of establishing durable and sustainable peace;
Draw practices in preventive diplomacy and dispute settlement from the regional panel discussions, thus engaging diverse perspectives of global experts and practitioners from the European and Latin American regions, and understanding the nuances of the diverging social, economic, and political contexts in which they operate;