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Course for LDCs and SIDS

Courses for LDCs and SIDS

These courses, brought to you in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, are geared towards delegates of UN missions from the least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS).

Past Course Listings:

Seminar on the Role of Social Media and Democratic Governance
29 February 2016

What does a culture of democratic governance look like in a world of social media? Can social media facilitate transparency and accountability? What about in such circumstances in which the government does not have the capacity to deliver public services fairly to all people? Can social media exacerbate frustration and lead a government to be less open and free in reaction to protest movements? Finally, can social media play a fundamental role in democracy education?

Through presentations by experts and interactive sessions, we want to present examples, and collect ideas and insights that can help answer these questions. Ultimately, the course will offer concrete suggestions for a more effective use of social media that consequently contributes towards effective governance. In addition, this workshop will examine the impact of social media on the UN and how it has facilitated or enhanced its role in global governance.


Planning, Designing and Building websites
22 March 2016

Websites play a key role in the objectives of any Permanent Mission. Through websites, Missions promote their work, events, statements and achievements of their activities in the UN system. However having a website is not enough. The site must be accessible having the user at the center of the experience. Text should be readable, the content must be well organized, and the design must be clean and simple. The workshop will show the members of the Permanent Missions how to plan, design and build a website in order to be more visible and accessible from any part of the world, by using the highest standards of website creation.


Lecture on Climate Change
19 April 2016

This lecture aims to discuss on the implications on the agreement made in Paris: What impact this new agreement will have in the achievement of the SDGs? What challenges rise ahead for the implementation of the new climate change commitments? What efforts do countries have to face in order to mitigate and adapt climate change effects?


High Level Training for Permanent Representatives, Deputy Representatives and Charge d’Affaires
12 May 2016

UNITAR offers a two-day intensive training for high-level diplomats featuring expert presentations by professional trainers as well as retired, senior international diplomats. These experts will present best practices and lessons learned from working at the UN Headquarters. Topics will range from effectively leading negotiations to managing staff and resources. The focus of the seminar is on practical advice from former diplomats who understand how real-life diplomacy and mission management work.


Workshop on the Structure, Drafting, and Adoption of United Nations Resolutions
7-8 June 2016

This workshop provides training on how to go about drafting a UN Resolution, from the rules and terminology of drafting a UN Resolution to the adoption process. Participants will learn about the structure of UN resolutions and will be given a detailed introduction to resolution drafting. They will gain hands-on experience through drafting exercises. Rules and practices relating to the adoption of resolutions and decisions are also covered.