- Premium Package: 6 June – 1 July 2022
- Basic Package: 27 June – 1 July 2022
WELCOME TO THE HAGUE
This summer, UNITAR is delighted to deliver its very first UN Immersion Programme to the Hague, Netherlands. It will offer participants the chance to fully immerse themselves into the city of peace and justice and thereby gain first-hand experience of the United Nations.
UNITAR will host most of the activities in the historic Peace Palace in The Hague, the headquarters of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). They will consist of a nuanced balance between the following different elements:
- Expert lectures
- Training workshops
- Private guided tours
- Public hearing sessions
The programme´s purpose is to equip participants with knowledge and skills in law and diplomacy, empowering them to work more effectively in any international environment. It further aspires to offer access to The Hague’s UN institutions and staff to build up networks and gain insights into future career steps.
The programme serves to provide an overview of the UN and its legal mechanisms in the city of peace and justice. It will help participants build solid ground knowledge of topics in international affairs, deliver training in core diplomatic skills, and offer activities with the following The Hague-based agencies:
- The International Court of Justice (ICJ)
- The International Criminal Court (ICC)
- The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT)
- The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW
- United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
UNITAR's The Hague Immersion Programme will also provide a focus on career development in the United Nations as well as on legal knowledge and skills. Training workshops on these topics will provide a considerable part of the activity.
Participants also have the chance to opt for an Immersion Programme premium package. This includes the 3-weeks UN Human Rights Training Programme as preparatory e-Learning course. It is implemented on the UNITAR online platform directly prior to the field visit and thereby sets the stage for their time at the UN.
It comprises 3 different modules, which can be studied in a self-paced manner and require 6-8 hours of studying per week. In addition, it includes 5 hours of live components per week with UN experts, weekly reading material, multimedia files as well as moderated discussion boards:
- Module 1: The United Nations
- Module 2: Conference Diplomacy
- Module 3: Human Rights, Climate Change and the SDGs
For premium package participants, the accommodation in The Hague during the field visit is included in the fee. UNITAR will provide 6 nights in a reputable hotel in close proximity to the UN institutions (check-in: Sunday 26 June, check-out: Saturday 2 July 2022).
The Immersion Programme is open to everyone with a deep interest in the UN, international law and the city of peace and justice. Participants can come from the public or private sector, NGOs, think tanks and academia. University students and participants from an entirely different background are equally welcome to apply.
In order to ensure the highest quality standards, a maximum of 30 participants per field visit and 50 participants per online training programme will be allowed. Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. At the end of the programmes, participants will receive a UNITAR certificate of completion.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, UNITAR will assure the program will entirely conform with up-to-date health safety standards. The programme's agenda may be subject to modifications in line with the most recent developments in this regard.
In case that due to any COVID-19-related travel restrictions, participants are unable to travel to the Netherlands this summer, it is possible to attend a UNITAR Online Training Programme free of charge. In addition, their slot for the field visit will be automatically transferred to a later edition, with no additional costs charged.
UNITAR warmly welcomes your participation and looks forward to receiving you in The Hague this summer.
Register for the E-learning course + Field Visit + Accommodation in The Hague (6 June – 1 July 2022)
Register for the Field Visit to The Hague only (27 June – 1 July 2022)
Register for the E-learning course only (6 – 26 June 2022)