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The United Nations

  • Taught by UN Staff and Employees of Affiliated Agencies
  • Assesses Current Debates Regarding UN Reform
  • Provides Overview of History and Structure

The United Nations and its affiliated agencies remain the most significant multilateral organization for diplomacy, peace and security, development, and humanitarian assistance. These courses expore the history of the UN, its structure, and its evolution from the Cold War to the War on Terror. They assess debates over UN reform and the increasing influence of civil society and the private sector. They explore whether the UN can respond to global threats such as civil conflict, the rise of sectarian extremism, and climate change.

UN Essentials: Global Issues and Multilateral Approaches

This course provides a thorough grounding in the essentials of the UN for those seeking work within the UN system or for related institutions.