This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 19-30 October 2015

Course Objective

The more connected the world becomes, the more urgent the need to manage diversity effectively and build an inclusive culture. "Global Diversity" provides a sound understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion and the impact it has on teamwork, motivation, productivity, quality improvement, etc.

The online course starts with a self-assessment - The Global Diversity Survey – which helps highlight specific areas for professional development. The course then covers the meaning of diversity, culture and inclusion, the business case for diversity, and the connection to leadership and values. 

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 25 May to 03 July 2015 

Course Objective

In many parts of the world minorities suffer from a history of discrimination and exclusion that has left them on the margins of society. Discrimination and exclusion of minorities undermines efforts to tackle development challenges, achieve poverty reduction, MDGs and environmental sustainability.

Minority rights have been acknowledged through international norms and standards as distinct rights that are part of these groups’ human rights. Their distinct identities require special protection from discrimination as well as special action to protect their culture, religions and languages. Their equal participation in the public sphere needs to be supported.

Working with minorities peoples at country level implies adapting the programming processes and strategies to ensure their active participation. Their human rights aspirations, culture and specific characteristics must be fully respected and strengthened in order for programming to be effective. As there are minorities in almost all countries where the UN works, the UN System Staff College, in close collaboration with OHCHR, UNDP and other UN Agencies, is developing a new skills course with a view to enhancing the capacity of UN staff to more systematically integrate minority rights, concerns and aspirations into UN development programming.

This course is provided by ITCILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 23 Feb 2015 - 27 Feb 2015

Course Objective

Managing diversity in the workplace brings many benefits but is not without problems. In this training course we will analyse types of discrimination and barriers to inclusiveness and the negative impact in organizations and society at large. We will look at new approaches promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace such as deep democracy to help organizations to identify common values and purpose.

This online course is provided by Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium and at SciencesPo (Paris) through eDx for FREE. 

Duration: 10 weeks, starts on 3 February 2015

Course Objective

International human rights law in comparative perspective: how the individual has been protected from both public and private power.

Human rights develop through the constant dialogue between international human rights bodies and domestic courts, in a search that crosses geographical, cultural and legal boundaries. The result is a unique human rights grammar, which this course shall discuss and question, examining the sources of human rights, the rights of individuals and the duties of States, and the mechanisms of protection. We shall rely extensively on comparative material from different jurisdictions, to study a wide range of topics including, for instance, religious freedom in multicultural societies, human rights in employment relationships, economic and social rights in development, or human rights in the context of the fight against terrorism.

Before, during, and after the course, check out the course's official Facebook page for announcements and discussions.At the end of this course, the participant shall:
  1. Prove a solid understanding of the key controversies surrounding the development of international human rights law
  2. Be able to follow the developments of human rights law, thanks to the conceptual tools he/she shall have acquired
  3. Be able to take part in the questions raised by the enforcement of international human rights law

This online course is provided by the Université catholique de Louvain through eDx for FREE. 

Duration: 10 weeks, course has ended but course archive available at eDx

Course Objective

Human rights develop through the constant dialogue between international human rights bodies and domestic courts, in a search that crosses geographical, cultural and legal boundaries. The result is a unique human rights grammar, which this course shall discuss and question, examining the sources of human rights, the rights of individuals and the duties of States, and the mechanisms of protection. We shall rely extensively on comparative material from different jurisdictions, to study a wide range of topics including, for instance, religious freedom in multicultural societies, human rights in employment relationships, economic and social rights in development, or human rights in the context of the fight against terrorism.

Before, during, and after the course, check out the course's official Facebook page for announcements and discussions.

At the end of this course, the participant shall:

  1. Prove a solid understanding of the key controversies surrounding the development of international human rights law
  2. Be able to follow the developments of human rights law, thanks to the conceptual tools he/she shall have acquired
  3. Be able to take part in the questions raised by the enforcement of international human rights law