Online Learning Catalogue 2021

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Empowering Global Change Agents: UNITAR's Online Learning and Education Expertise

In a world facing unprecedented global challenges, the need for informed and capable leaders has never been greater. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) recognizes this urgency and has established its Online Learning and Education services to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and networks to drive positive change worldwide.

UNITAR's online academic programmes and open online courses draw on 75 years of the United Nations experience in the field and decades of UNITAR's expertise in training and research. Collaborating with renowned partner universities around the globe, UNITAR has developed a rich academic heritage and a strong applied practice that is now accessible to learners worldwide.

Importantly, these programmes incorporate the insights and feedback of several generations of learners – individuals who, like you, are dedicated to promoting global peace, security, and development. By becoming part of this cohort, you will gain valuable knowledge and skills and connect with a network of like-minded change-makers, amplifying your impact.

UNITAR's online offerings are designed with the fundamental principles of availability, accessibility, acceptability, and adaptability in mind. This ensures that the "furthest first" is reached, leaving no one behind – a core tenet of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Excellence in training is a guiding principle for UNITAR, reflected in its mission of providing "knowledge to lead." This is not about UNITAR's leadership but about empowering and advancing your leadership through high-quality educational experiences.

Informed leadership and mutual support are essential for overcoming today's unprecedented challenges. UNITAR's online programmes cultivate a global vision – one that pushes the boundaries of what's possible and equips learners with the expertise to transform the world we live in.

This transformative approach, blending expert knowledge and practical skills, will drive the path towards a better tomorrow for all. We are in this together regardless of our differences or unequal starting points. By learning from and with each other, we can be the change we wish to see in the world. 

UNITAR understands the unique challenges professionals face, especially those working in the field. For decades, the institute has been developing distance-learning products and services that combine the convenience of online delivery with the benefits of collaboration, learner engagement, and human interaction.

Today, UNITAR's Online Learning and Education portfolio encompasses a wide range of courses, from short-term offerings to accredited graduate-level and PhD degrees and related qualifications. These programmes are designed to deepen existing knowledge, acquire new skills, and cultivate the leadership required to drive progress towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Anchored in Goal 4 (Quality Education) and Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), UNITAR's online learning experiences are transformative. They combine theoretical concepts with practical applications, online and offline components, internships, lectures, and peer-to-peer learning.

With over 70 courses covering peacekeeping, peacebuilding, youth and women empowerment, post-conflict reintegration, and the rule of law, UNITAR's online learning services offer a comprehensive and continuously updated curriculum. Additionally, 25 open online courses in English, French, and Spanish are available free of charge, providing accessible opportunities for knowledge and skill development.

By empowering global change agents through its Online Learning and Education expertise, UNITAR positions itself as a vital partner in pursuing a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world. Join us on this transformative journey and become part of the solution.

Advanced academic programmes and Master degrees in peace & security - Learn how to make a difference

How many lives can you save, how many voices can you unmute when you have knowledge and skills to do so? Online learning and education at UNITAR is accessible, adaptable, available and acceptable for everyone! Learn more about our advanced academic programmes and online degrees in peace and security, offered by UNITAR in partnership with the leading hubs of academic expertise ? For mid- to upper-level professionals who dedicate their career to the promotion of peace and stability in their communities and globally:

What is peace for YOU?

What is peace for you? Hear from one of our 259 master students from 76 countries working in the most difficult settings to promote and protect our common values. The video has been developed on the occasion of the International Day of Peace 21 September 2019. Because peace is the way!

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