At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe the composition of the principal United Nations organs;
- Compare the different electoral principles that apply in the United Nations organs;
- Describe the key elements of the rules and procedures for elections and voting;
- Contrast the processes of the regional groups for endorsing candidates;
- Identify opportunities for campaigning for vacant seats at upcoming elections.
Facilitated by UNITAR, the workshop is based on a participatory approach that allows ample time for discussion. Different topics are presented by experienced officers from the Secretariat and permanent missions and participants have opportunities to interact with speakers and network with other election officers, who may offer helpful tips and support in real life situations. Participants also receive study materials to enhance their holistic understanding about elections in the United Nations.
The workshop is open to election officers and other members of permanent missions to the United Nations in New York who are involved or interested in elections to United Nations organs, and other representatives of international, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organizations.
The course participation fee is 250 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) upon completion of online registration.
All participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive a UNITAR Certificate of Completion.