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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) launches its latest cutting-edge training programme to prepare future diplomats to work effectively and efficiently in the digital area.

Designed by UNITAR in collaboration with world-class experts, the programme will guide its participants through the most exciting aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), perceived through the prism of contemporary diplomacy, its practices, procedures and dynamics.

The programme consists of two components: a 6-week e-Learning course on the UNITAR online platform, and a 5-day field visit to Geneva, Switzerland. While participants are able to register separately, both components will be implemented directly after one-another.

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Building up on the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” concept developed by Professor Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum (WEF), UNITAR’s Diplomacy 4.0 e-Learning course comprises modules on digital diplomacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, internet governance and science diplomacy.

During the subsequent field visit, participants will delve deeper into the subject matter, receiving face-to-face training workshops from renowned experts and visiting Geneva-based Organizations such as the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and CERN.

The Diplomacy 4.0 Training Programme’s overarching purpose is to prepare participants for the continuously deepening interdependence between diplomacy and technology. Its aims to equip them with necessary knowledge and skills to exercise those innovations in practice.

UNITAR welcomes a variety of professional backgrounds among its participants. Government officials, public and private sector professionals, representatives from NGOs, think tanks or academia, junior professionals and graduate students are welcome to apply.

The course will be launched on Monday 27th April. For more information on costs, the application procedures and other information please visit the official website.

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