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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) upon completion of online registration.
All participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive a UNITAR Certificate of Completion.