These E-learning Courses are offered throughout the year and cover several topics including: ‘Leading with Ethics in Achieving the SDGs’; ‘Achieving Peace, Preventive diplomacy, Multilateral Negotiation and Mediation: A Road to a Call for Peace E-Learning Course’ and ‘Business and the 2030 Agenda: Working Together Towards a Sustainable Future.’

These courses would include case-study reviews, interactive videos, team collaborations, instructor-led exercises and diverse study resources which comprehensively cover issues related to the global ecosystem, gender rights; resource development; multilateralism, international politics; poverty eradication; water and sanitation; food security and nutrition; social, economic and environmental development. Participants would be granted a Certificate of Participation at the conclusion of the courses.



This UNITAR training explores the possibilities for partnerships and developing a Community of Practice. It would focus on these primary themes:

  • Examine how engagement with business is serving to meet the attainment of the SDGs – and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) – goal by goal, and how business can strive to “leave no one behind.”
  • It will seek to highlight concrete examples and models of cooperation in UN private sector engagement.
  • It will strive to present relevant considerations for ensuring accountability and monitoring progress.

DURATION: Self Paced

This course provides participants with an understanding of why the United Nations and the business community are vital to each other to obtain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Key Objectives

  • An appreciation of the multidimensional context within which leaders must exercise ethical leadership to achieve the SDGs;
  • Equip participants with practical skills to enhance individual negotiation capacity;
  • Deepen participants’ knowledge and understanding of the multiple connections between mechanisms of preventive diplomacy, multilateral negotiation, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Upon completion participants will have the opportunity to further engage with the subject matter; sustain longer-term outlet from which to engage with constituents; expand the learning scope; explore the possibilities for partnerships, and develop a Community of Practice.


Register for the course: Business and the 2030 Agenda: Working Together Towards a Sustainable Future


Achieving Peace, Preventive diplomacy, Multilateral Negotiation and Mediation: A Road to a Call for Peace E-Learning Course.

This course provides nuanced understandings on the international discourse, agendas, and the diverse environments that underlie the foundation for the multilateral negotiations on the United Nations level.

DURATION: Self Paced


Overview & Objectives

This course is primarily focused on Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, the revitalization of the preventive diplomacy discourse within the United Nations system.

The goal is to familiarize participants with would methods to ensure a joined-up analysis and system-wide adoption of preventive diplomacy, and the importance of inclusive peacemaking, with attention to gender parity in high-level working and advisory groups in peacekeeping operations and political missions. Important areas which would be covered are:

  1. the critical nature of cross-cutting approaches to conflict to resolve the root and structural causes, such as poverty, inequality and discrimination on the basis of gender, race and ethnicity, class, and religious affiliation, environmental degradation, and overall lack of sustainable infrastructure and access to basic resources;
  2. preventive diplomacy and multilateral negotiation can be framed as tools to advance cross-cutting targets for all SDGs;
  3. the relationship between peace and development is bidirectional; peace is critical for interdisciplinary sustainable development endeavors, and economic, social and environmental development must be guaranteed to achieve durable peace; and
  4. multilateral negotiation itself can be used as a governance mechanism by which governments and other stakeholders can skillfully navigate multilateral priorities and effectively coordinate action towards achieving the SDGs.


Register for the course: Achieving Peace, Preventive diplomacy, Multilateral Negotiation and Mediation: A Road to a Call for Peace E-Learning Course


“Leading with Ethics in Achieving the SDGs

“Leading with Ethics in Achieving the SDGs” is an online course that will assist decision-makers to foster the character traits and develop the durable skills necessary for SDG Leadership, through exploring techniques used by ethical leaders and seminal leadership scholars in order to prepare participants to handle various ethical issues and conflicts related to the achievement of the SDGs. 

DURATION: Self Paced


    Overview & Objectives

    Participants will engage in oral and written presentations to strengthen self-leadership, ethical leadership, ethical conflict resolution in team leadership, transdisciplinary leadership as well as other forms of shared leadership in the 21st century. 

    The certificate programme will be comprised of three units. We will deliver the units online in an interactive, blended learning experience that combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. Participants will participate in the course via the Zoom online platform. The general structure of each unit will consist of three segments:

    • Short videos/lectures by the instructor;
    • Instructor-led exercises or case study reviews; and
    • Team collaboration on Human-Centered Design projects.

    Unit 1: Fundamental Value Commitments in Self-Leadership (Transformative Learning)   

    Unit 2: Ethical Decision-making in Achieving the SDGs (Issue-centered Learning) 

    Unit 3: How to be an Ethical Leader in the Global Ecosystem (Reflective Practice through Human-centered Design (HCD)



    Register for the course: Leading with Ethics in Achieving the SDGs – University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado)


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