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General Briefing for New Delegates on the Work of the 68th Session of the General Assembly

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General Briefing for New Delegates on the Work of the 68th Session of the General Assembly

Deadline: Closed
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New York, NY, United States
12 Sep 2013 to 13 Sep 2013
To be confirmed
Duration of event:
2 Days
Programme Area:
Peace Security and Diplomacy, International Law, Multilateral Diplomacy
Specific Target Audience:
Core Diplomatic Training
You will not be charged for the course at this point. In case a sufficient number of participant signs up for the course, we will ask you in a separate email to confirm your interest and your payment. The workshop is free-of-charge for diplomats from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and other developing countries (DCs). Diplomats from developed countries and representatives of international, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organizations, civil society and other interested individuals are required to pay the participation fee.
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When delegates join the Permanent Mission of their country to the United Nations, they have usually been provided with basic training on the Organization.  This training, while most valuable, may prove to be insufficient when they have to face suddenly the realities of their new assignment.  This orientation, offered by UNITAR to the New York diplomatic community, aims at meeting this challenge.

At the end of the orientation course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role and functions of the United Nations and its principal organs;
  • Assess and understand the negotiating processes and techniques within the United Nations context;
  • Specify the functions of a permanent mission and the role of a diplomat in a multilateral setting;
  • Better understand the role and services performed by the United Nations Secretariat.

The intensity of the course requires active involvement from all the participants.  Each session includes a period for discussion and questions on points of specific interest to the participants. The course concludes with a simulation exercise on the negotiation and drafting of a United Nations resolution. 

Presentations are made by experienced diplomats and members of the Secretariat.

The course is intended for members of permanent missions who have never served in New York before and have not been assigned to their mission for more than a few months.

The course participation fee is 550 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 ( upon completion of online registration. 

Diplomats may pay individually per course attended, or their country may wish to cover the costs of an annual subscription of $10,500. An annual subscription will ensure free access, at each workshop and special training, for up to 5 diplomats of the Permanent Missions in New York and representatives of foreign governments for the full range of UNITAR CDT courses in 2012. For more information about the UNITAR’s core diplomacy training (CDT) pricing policy and annual subscription please contact our New York Office.

Important: Participation will be confirmed once payment is received. Participants are required to make payment by credit card or wire transfer. UNITAR reserves the right to rescind an applicant's enrolment at any time in case of non-receipt of payment.

All participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive a UNITAR Certificate of Completion.

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