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The United Nations has made quality education a priority in its Agenda 2030. The UN believes obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Still, according to the UN, 57 million children in developing countries remain out of school. 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women.
According to the UN Secretary-General’s 2014 Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict, 7 national armies and 50 armed groups operating in 14 countries recruit and use child soldiers. These children and youths are viewed as cheap and expendable labour and are easy to manipulate and control by commanders.
Following the success of the previous two editions of the Executive Diploma in Diplomatic Practice, UNITAR is pleased to announce the third edition of its Executive Diploma in Diplomatic Practice.