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Workshop on Diplomatic Protocol in Geneva

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Geneva, Switzerland
9 May 2012 to 10 May 2012
Duration of event:
2 Days
Programme Area:
Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy
Specific Target Audience:
Core Diplomatic Training
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Representatives of governments and from other bodies such as international and non-governmental organizations must be able to comfortably and professionally operate in a multilateral environment, whether for a work-related social or conference event setting. Understanding and studying the code of conduct and formal rules enables the diplomat and professional to more effectively do his or her job, and thus achieve their institutional objectives. In this context, diplomatic protocol remains a basic necessity of a diplomatic representative or professional.

By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
• List and define UN Guidelines on Diplomatic Courtesy;
• Understand the specificities of protocol and etiquette in Geneva;
• Perform their duties in a more professional manner;
• Know how to react to commonly experienced protocol-related situations.

The workshop's structure is defined as follows:

Day 1, 9 May 2012

• Welcome, introduction and workshop’s objectives
• Meaning of the Protocol in the diplomatic world
• Presentation
• Visit at the Geneva International Airport

Day 2, 10 May 2012

• Practical exercises on Protocol
• Debriefing and discussion
• Conclusion

The course will include the following elements:
• Explanation of the specificities of Geneva;
• Presentation of the Swiss, Geneva and UN protocol rules;
• Practical exercises and study of interesting cases;
• Visit of the facilities of Geneva International Airport for the arrival of “High Ranking Personalities".

Participants will be eligible to receive a certificate after the successful completion of the workshop.


This course is open to members of Permanent Missions and delegates of Ministries of Foreign Affairs and other government officials; international civil servants, representatives of international, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organizations and university students and professors . In addition senior managers from the private sector are equally invited to benefit from this unique workshop.

The workshop will take place at the International Environment House (IEH) in Conference Room (TBC); Châtelaine, Geneva.
The workshop will be conducted in English. The participants will be provided with a set of background material at the beginning of the course. Participants who have followed the workshop in its entirety will be awarded a course certificate.
The course participation fee is 1,200 USD. Participants may pay individually per course attended, or their government may wish to cover the costs of an annual subscription. More information about UNITAR’s Core Diplomacy Training (CDT) pricing policy is available at:
Diplomats from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and developing countries are eligible for a fee waiver as part of the CDT fellowship scheme. Please contact the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme for more details by e-mail at: and by phone at: +41 22 917 87 16 . Registration will be closed as soon as the course is full and your place will be secured once your payment is confirmed.
Important: Upon course registration, the applicant accepts to make the full payment for the UNITAR course(s) immediately following receipt of the invoice and payment information. UNITAR reserves the right to rescind an applicant's enrollment at any time in case of non-receipt of payment. Payment is non-reimbursable but upon approval may be credited to another course.
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