UNITAR New York Office (NYO) has developed through the Global Foundation for Performing Arts a Cultural and Soft Diplomacy programme for 2023-2024.

These projects have included so far:

  • Two Carnegie Hall concerts in 2021 and 2022, honoring the work of the President of the General Assembly, the diplomatic and the UN Staff communities

  • Education programs in music to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world with the UN Sustainable Development Goals committing to achieving inclusive and quality education for all

  • Multiple international conferences and workshops on the intersection of Music and Diplomacy


Upcoming partners for projects for the 2023 - 2024 period include:

  • Bocconi University, Italy

  • Columbia University, United States


Bachelor's Degree Program by Oberlin College

UNITAR New York Office, Oberlin College, and the Global Foundation for the Performing Arts are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Fall 2023 Bachelor Degree program. Bachelor Degree Programs by Oberlin are specifically designed to promote quality education, and is a unique opportunity for students to gain invaluable skills in this field.

All majors within Oberlin College are available to apply, from both the College of Arts and Science and the Conservatory of the Oberlin College. It is open to students from all disciplines and is an excellent opportunity to expand one's knowledge and experience to promote the mission of quality education.

Oberlin College has been carefully selected by UNITAR-NYO to join its global education network, as the college shares the same vision of promoting global community and cultural and soft diplomacy. UNITAR-NYO is excited to partner with Oberlin College in providing students with an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in this field.

The Bachelor Degree program will focus on the development on communication and leadership, with a particular emphasis on the SDGs. Students will be exposed to a range of diverse practices and traditions and will be encouraged to develop their own unique perspective on these issues.

The program is led by highly experienced and knowledgeable Oberlin faculties. Students will have access to a range of resources and support services, including academic counseling, career advice, and networking opportunities.

To be eligible for the program, students must have completed high school or its equivalent, and meet the admission requirements of Oberlin College. Applications will be accepted from students all over the world, and no prior experience of working experiences are required.

This Bachelor Degree program is a truly unique opportunity for the mission of quality education by helping students to develop their skill. and to make a positive impact in the world. We encourage all eligible students to apply, and look forward to welcoming the successful applicants to our program in Fall 2023.


For more information, contact:

Pelayo Alvarez, UNITAR: pelayo.alvarez@unitar.org

Charles Park, GFPA: clp@gfpa.ngo

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