Training Agency:UN System Staff College
Registration deadline:31 Oct 2018
Training date:07 Jan 2019to20 Dec 2019—
The UN system, its Member States, as well as other key partners, all face an array of complex and interrelated challenges to global peace. Overall, the increasingly pervasive impact of many contemporary conflicts and their intractability make focusing on prevention a priority for the international community as a whole.
The Sustaining Peace Master Programme aims to provide you with a solid understanding of the new Sustaining Peace agenda and its application in real-world settings for the prevention of outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of violent conflict. After successful completion of the Sustaining Peace Master, you will be able to move autonomously from conflict analysis to policy formulation to policy implementation.
OVERVIEW AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The Programme lasts one year, starting from January 2019, and it is structured around three pillars.
- Pillar Oneis titled “Addressing conflict to sustain peace” and it is aimed to introduce and discuss key concepts of peace and conflict studies, in order to equip you with tools for autonomous and critical conflict analysis. Upon successful completion of this pillar, you will be able to articulate key concepts and use appropriate knowledge and tools to critically analyze conflict and to recognize factors leading to the outbreak of violence or supportive of a lasting peace.
- Pillar Twois titled “Walking the talk: The UN System and its Partners in action” and it is aimed to provide you with a solid understanding of the inner working of the UN system, with a particular focus on the Peace and Security architecture, the Development System, and the role of Country Teams (UNCTs). Upon successful completion of this pillar, you will be able to explain the role of the UN and its different partners, and to assess the challenges they face and opportunities they may seize in sustaining peace.
- Pillar Threeis apractical exercise. You will be provided with a case study and asked to critically analyze it, formulate adequate policies consistent with UN standards, and anticipate potential impacts and outcomes, re-adjusting as necessary. Upon successful completion of the exercise, you will be able to apply acquired knowledge and skill-sets in diverse contexts and design model interventions.
The Sustaining Peace Master Programme is designed for practitioners working in the areas of peace, security, development and humanitarian action, as well as in related fields from within and outside the UN system (such as military and police officers, journalists, NGO workers and other civil servants – including diplomats), seeking to develop a more holistic understanding of violent conflicts and to acquire adequate skills to comprehensively address them. Additionally, the Master is open to students who have completed their undergraduate or postgraduate degree by 31 October 2018, young researchers and other academics interested in peace and conflict studies and in exploring working opportunities in the fields of peacebuilding, development and humanitarian action in conflict-prone or conflict-affected environments.
The Sustaining Peace Master Programme follows learner-centered design principles and engages participants with adult learning methodologies, characterized by an interactive training style and a blended, multi-disciplinary approach that fosters knowledge and experience sharing. The online adaptive learning environment allows you to interact witha flexible learning path, easily accessible at any time, from any place, and on any device.
In order to ensure a more equal access to the Programme, tuition fees will be differentiated as follows: 2,000 EUR for applicants who are former students that have graduated not earlier than one year prior the starting of the Programme. 5,000 EUR for applicants who are professionals or are not included in the above category.
Applications will open on Monday 3 September 2018 (9:30 am Rome time)
Detailed information on the application process are available at the following link:https://bit.ly/2KGOqFm