Workshops on the structure, drafting and adoption of United Nations resolutions


English-language workshops: 13-15 March 2012 ; 2-4 October 2012
French-language workshop: 16-18 October 2012

Coordinator: Jean Gazarian

The main objectives of this workshop are to familiarize the participants with the structure and form of United Nations resolutions and decisions, to help them to improve their skills in the drafting of resolutions and to enable them to acquire a better knowledge of the rules and practices relating to the adoption of resolutions.

The workshop will consist of three parts. The first one will be devoted to a presentation on the structure and drafting of resolutions and decisions; during the second part, the participants will be involved in practical drafting exercises; the last part will focus on decision making in the various organs of the United Nations and on the steps leading to the adoption of resolutions. In view of the limited duration of the workshop, the active involvement of the participants will be required throughout the course.

The workshop is designed primarily for members of permanent missions involved in the drafting of resolutions. For practical reasons the number of participants will be limited. UNITAR thus reserves the right to make a selection among the candidates, if necessary. The selected candidates are requested to regard their participation as a firm commitment.

Resource person
The workshop will be conducted by Mr. Jean Gazarian, UNITAR Senior Fellow. Mr.Gazarian, who was for 18 years Director of the Division of General Assembly Affairs, has an extensive knowledge of the procedures and practices related to United Nations resolutions and decisions.

Working languages
The workshop will be conducted in English or French.