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Online course: United Nations System

September 11, 2017 - November 10, 2017


United Nations System

3 credits / 9 weeks weeks
11 Sep 2017 – 10 Nov 2017

Professor Miriam Estrada-Castillo

Ever since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has played a pivotal role in a great variety of affairs, large or small, international and national. As such, the UN has played an incisive role in the lives of people around the world. Much of what the UN does is taken for granted and even goes unnoticed by the larger public, even as an oft quoted saying argues that ‘if the UN did not exist it would have to be invented’. At the same time, millions around the world look to the UN expecting it to address many of the enormous challenges faced by humankind. These complex dynamics are complemented by the fact that the UN is both reliant on what the member states want, while at the same time, being much more than the sum of its members. This course provides a comprehensive and rigorous introduction into the UN system, including its origins and history, its organizational framework and the functioning of various organs, agencies, bodies and programmes.

Course Fee:

For 3 credits: USD 950

For training: USD 750

For Financial Aid and Scholarships, visit here.

In order to apply, please fill out the enrollment form.


September 11, 2017
November 10, 2017
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