“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 Paris Agreement on Climate Change as a Development Agenda
This joint UN Climate Change – UNSSC tutored online course offers a holistic and integrated approach to climate change and demonstrates the interlinkages and interdependencies between sustainable development and climate change to make informed policy choices towards low-carbon and climate resilient sustainable development.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a set of key development objectives for developed and developing countries alike to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is pleased to present the UN Country Teams (UNCT) Leadership Skills Course: Leveraging UN Country Teams for the 2030 Agenda. The course will take place from 14 to 18 May, in Bonn, Germany. There will also be a second edition from 5 to 9 November, once again in Bonn.
To work towards peace, security and sustainable development is challenging and requires a high level of commitment from every staff member and also from the United Nations as a system. One of the most effective approaches is through infusing conflict sensitivity into planning and programming processes.
Conflict sensitivity refers to the capacity of an organisation to:
1) Understand the context in which it operates;
2) Understand the interaction between the organisation's interventions and the context;
"*Welcome to the UN*" is a self-paced on-line orientation programme for new staff across the UN system. This course provides an overview of the key features, structures and inter-agency mechanisms through which the UN system seeks to respond to global challenges, as well as an overview of individual responsibilities and commitments you take on when joining a UN system organisation.
After completing this course you will be able to: