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Last chance to apply for the UN Online Diploma in Multilateral Diplomacy!

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s (UNITAR) Online Diploma in Multilateral Diplomacy offers a unique opportunity for individuals to expand their knowledge on international affairs and strengthen their capacities in the field of multilateral diplomacy.

The Online Diploma is open to anyone with a passion for diplomacy. Participants can include government officials, diplomats, private sector specialists, practitioners in the international arena, academics, students, and any other interested participants.

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After completing the Diploma, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive, substantive, and practical knowledge of the current challenges in international affairs and diplomacy
  • Perform in bilateral and multilateral working environments with increased confidence
  • Develop analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Advance their career through the acquisition of skills that are highly valued in an international working environment.


In order to be awarded the Online Diploma, participants are required to participate and succesfully complete 4 out of 6 online courses offered from September 2021 to June 2022 and submit a Final Research Paper by 30 June 2022. All courses last between 4 to 6 weeks. The average workload for an individual course is 5 – 8 study hours per week. The final requirement to obtain the Online Diploma in Multilateral Diplomacy will be the submission of a research paper.

Participants may choose from the following courses:

  • Public and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy 4.0
  • United Nations Protocol
  • Cosmopolitan Communication
  • The Art of Speechwriting
  • Overcoming Negotiation Deadlocks

All courses build on UNITAR’s wealth of experience in designing and implementing training workshops on diplomacy and multilateral affairs at the country and regional levels. e-Learning provides specific advantages for geographically and time constrained individuals to obtain valuable information for their day-to-day operations and future projects.

The courses will consist of the following components:
(1) Compulsory and optional reading material, intended to teach the basic concepts and principles of the lesson’s subject-matter;
(2) Multimedia and external links to additional books, articles, documents, and websites related to the lessons;
(3) Quizzes and case studies;
(4) Community Discussion Boards;
(5) Collaborative learning tools such as simulation exercises, webinars and chats

Important Information

The programme will run from 6 September 2021 to 6 July 2022. Interested participants can apply on a rolling basis until 10 October 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact mdp-elearning@unitar.org.

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