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The UN Young Leaders Training Programme is open for applications!

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is offering two 5-day field visits to Geneva to provide young leaders with a first-hand experience of the United Nations.

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This unique training opportunity will give you direct access to the United Nations’ institutions and staff, offering opportunities to build up your knowledge and skills related to the UN and unfold your potential as a young global leader.

The programme includes activities with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other Geneva-based institutions.

The purpose of the programme, which is hosted at the historic Palais des Nations, is to build up participants’ knowledge and skills in order to empower them to take on leadership roles in their respective environments.

The UN Young Leaders Training Programme includes expert lecturers, training workshops, and the attendance of multilateral conferences. Dedicated group projects on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Model United Nations (MUN) simulation exercises will also feature on its agenda.

The training session is ideal to gain an overview of the UN’s activities, including content on peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, global health and well-being, trade and technology, and environment and sustainable development.

The training opportunity will be implemented from 27 – 31 July 2020. A maximum of 30 participants are accepted per edition and slots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants will receive an official UN certificate.

The Young Leaders Training Programme is open to university students, high school students and other aspiring young leaders of similar background. Junior professionals from the public and private sector and senior officials who are young at heart are equally welcome to apply.

The deadline to apply for the next edition is 19 July 2020 (and 28 June for the Premium version with preparatory e-Learning course). For more information on costs, the application procedures and photos of previous editions please visit the official website.

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