This section provides a list of upcoming courses and useful web links relating to study and research programmes offered by diplomatic training institutions.

Current and upcoming training

6th Edition of UNITAR's Executive Diploma in Diplomatic Practice

01 November 2021

UNITAR has been delivering CDT courses since its inception in 1965 and the courses are traditionally considered the “core” training of the Institute. By definition, CDT implies training that is multilateral [...]

Junior Diplomatic Course for foreign diplomats

02 November 2021

The Junior Diplomatic Course (JDC) is a six-week long program offered to foreign diplomats. The course aims to develop the diplomatic skills of the participants through an intensive curriculum in international [...]

Course for Experts in National and International Ceremonial and Protocol

15 November 2021

The Course for Experts in National and International Ceremonial and Protocol has the main goal of acquiring knowledge about the ceremonial rules as well as gaining an understanding of the code of the formal [...]

European Diplomacy Workshop

19 November 2021

The European Diplomacy Workshop (EDW) is a week-long program devoted to the European Union Foreign Policy, especially Eastern Partnership and European Neighborhood Policy. Based on expert-led workshops [...]

Master in Communication and Lobbying

26 November 2021

Communication has taken on an increasingly central role and strategic importance in public and international relations. Nowadays, important goals in the field of institutions, in political activity, in [...]

United Nations Winter Immersion Programme

03 January 2022

This winter, UNITAR is delighted to deliver a 5-day field visit to Geneva. It will offer participants the chance to fully immerse themselves into the host city of the main UN offices and thereby gain first-hand [...]

United Nations Young Leaders Training Programme

03 January 2022

The United Nations Young Leaders Online Training Programme consists of a 4-weeks-Learning course implemented on UNITAR’s e-learning platform. The course comprises 4 different modules, which can be studied [...]

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy

24 January 2022

The Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy guides working diplomats and international relations professionals through the theoretical and practical building blocks of diplomacy, with a focus [...]

Advocacy and Lobbying in the EU

07 February 2022

In this training we discuss the European playing field: the development of policy within the European Commission, the role of the European Parliament and Council and the (in)formal work culture and processes [...]

UNITAR Human Rights Council Training Programme

14 February 2022

UNITAR is delighted to offer the second edition of the Human Rights Council Training Programme. This course will run in parallel to the real UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and aims at providing participants [...]

Diplomatic Theory and Practice

21 February 2022

Why do we need diplomats? Diplomats are members of a profession developed over many centuries. But why do we still need them in a world transformed by electronic communications? This course examines the [...]

Public Diplomacy

21 February 2022

Public diplomacy is a hot topic today, yet only a decade ago, it was a very specialised term. There is a new transparency in the interactions between governments and countries in the international system, [...]

Humanitarian Diplomacy

21 February 2022

Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act, at all times, in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles.   [...]

Introduction to Internet Governance online course

21 February 2022

The course covers broadband policy; management of domain names and IP addresses, including the transition from IPv4 to IPv6; network neutrality; jurisdiction, intellectual property rights, open-source [...]

Artificial Intelligence: Technology, Governance, and Policy Frameworks online course

21 February 2022

 Artificial intelligence (AI) has developed significantly in recent years, and is increasingly part of everyday life. Interactive voice assistants in our mobile phones, targeted online advertisement, [...]

NRF Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

07 March 2022

The NRF Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy is a research and post-graduate research and teaching initiative under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. Established [...]

Diplomacy of Small States online course

09 May 2022

This course examines the manner in which small states conduct their diplomacy to pursue their foreign policy objectives and to manage their participation in the global community of nations. The subject [...]

E-Diplomacy online course

09 May 2022

 E-diplomacy walks the line between continuity and change in our digital era. Diplomatic activities are increasingly supported by Internet and digital tools, and other information and communications [...]

21st Century Diplomacy online course

09 May 2022

Diplomacy in the 21st century is more proactive, multidirectional, and innovative than ever before. Our world is increasingly interconnected, as demonstrated by the domestic impact of external issues. [...]

Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities

25 July 2022

Diplomatic privileges and immunities usually receive attention only when exceptions or abuses are reported in the news. Starting with the evolution of diplomatic privileges and immunities and ending with [...]