“Elections play a significant role in peace processes since they are widely considered to be the main method of achieving a peaceful resolution to political controversies. An election process is a means of pursuing or retaining political power in which social differences are highlighted by candidates and parties campaigning for popular support. This process can contribute to peace, but it can also provide entry points for violence and conflicts”.
The course builds a common understanding of the theory and practice of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SS&TC) as a means of development cooperation. It equips participants with the key principles, tools and methods needed to comprehend the challenges and opportunities inherent in the approach, as well as to better understand the roles of different actors involved and to mobilize relevant partnerships. It explores the catalytic role the UN can play in helping to further promote the South-South Cooperation agendas of its member states and development partners as a whole.
This executive course explores the role of leaders as catalysts of transformative change in the context of the 2030 Agenda. The UN must reposition itself in the face of unprecedented challenges, which require integrated solutions and new ways of thinking. Leaders of the 2030 Agenda must be strong sustainable development advocates, with a deep understanding of all dimensions of the SDGs, and of varying contexts, as well as the political economy of development. They need to be policy integrators, capable of steering complex multi-stakeholder contributions.
A course that explores effective and innovative approaches to country programming and equips UN staff with an enhanced knowledge of UN programming tools and instruments, with a view to support national efforts in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda more effectively.
We are pleased to inform you about the upcoming UN Summer Academy 2017 titled Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development happening from 21 to 25 August 2017 in Bonn, Germany. This 5-day engaging programme fosters rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners in the context off the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement through panel discussions, workshops, excursions and practical clinics such as Share Fair and Application Labs (App Labs).