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Courses tagged with "premium courses": 83

This course is provided by ITC ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 10 November 2014 to 06 November 2015

Course Objective

This Master provides participants with the knowledge and skills for effective participation in the management of development programmes and projects. It explores the evolution of development theories and how successful national development requires integration of the outcome of sound socioeconomic analysis with an enabling legal environment. The content is multidisciplinary, ranging from exploration of key topics in development economics, to the rule of law and the factors influencing the design and effective operation of development institutions. In addition, the programme explores the full spectrum of managerial and analytical competencies needed for project cycle management (PCM) and related interpersonal skills.

Category: End poverty

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 13 to 24 October 2014

Course Objective

Training of trainers concerning the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No.200), the ILO Code of Practice on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, including a specific approach for the informal economy, together with elements of social protection, gender and social dialogue.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 8-30 September 2014

Course Objective

The general objective of the course is to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for dealing effectively with safety and health management in enterprises. OSH professionals need a multidisciplinary background to successfully operate in the broad field of OSH, therefore the programme incorporates training sessions on all the topics and disciplines relevant to OSH. The training focuses not only on OSH issues but also on the development of organizational, managerial and interpersonal skills. Study visits to 15 different productive settings are planned in order to offer direct interaction with experts in the field.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 29 Sep 2014 to 03 Oct 2014

Course Objective

Child labour is a barrier to education for all. This course explores policy measures and programmes to remove the barriers to education that working children face.

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

Duration: 9-20 February 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 online course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE.

Duration: 5 weeks, 24 Sep to 29 Oct 2014

Course Objective

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Reflect on gender as a lens for better understanding of human experience;
  • Apply a gender lens to conflict and peace processes;
  • Examine peacebuilding models and their contribution to gender inclusion strategies;
  • Analyze leadership models for maximizing the inclusion of women in leadership.

This course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 01 Sep - 02 Sep 2014

Course Objective

At the end of this orientation programme, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe and distinguish the core institutions and mechanisms of the international human rights protection system;
  • Actively participate in human-rights related negotiations at United Nations Headquarters.
  • The two-day programme will cover discussion topics including:

    • Historical overview of the international human rights normative framework;
    • OHCHR’s mandate, working methods, thematic and country-related work;
    • Human Rights Council: structure, functioning and programme of work;
    • Human Rights Council mechanisms: the Universal Periodic Review and special procedures;
    • Human rights treaty bodies;
    • Mainstreaming human rights in development, humanitarian action and peace operations.

This course is offered by ITC-ILO for a FEE.

Duration: Nov 10, 2014 to Nov 21, 2014

Course Objective

Discuss gender approaches and tools to bring gender equality into the mainstream of labour-related development activities. Use the regulatory framework, gender analysis and planning tools.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: Sep 22, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Course Objective

Participants will explore innovative new tools that complement the classic participatory gender auditing (PGA) tools for gender audits in large organizations. The focus is on surveys, knowledge-sharing and report-writing.

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

Duration: 5 days, dates for 2015 to be announced soon

Course Objective

The UN System Staff College, in close collaboration with OHCHR and other UN Agencies, offers its services to the leadership of UN Country Teams and programme staff alike with a view to build capacity to integrate human rights into all policy and programming processes. UNSSC led the update of the HRBA Common Learning Package in 2011 which ensured the inclusion of results-based management (RBM) elements and programmatically relevant information on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, and has conducted several train-the-trainer workshops on the Common Learning Package (  through which a critical mass of resource persons from various UN Agencies was built) and is developing a number of e-learning tools.  

This course is provided by UNIDO for a FEE.

Duration: 18-26 November 2014

Course Objective

The course “Sustainable Energy Solutions” is organized jointly by UNIDO and the International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) in Ljubljana. It aims to address some of the key issues pertaining to sustainable energy by raising awareness amongst a group of selected participants conveying an in-depth understanding of energy policy, technology and financing as planning tools for developing sustainable energy systems.

The 9 day course offers a dynamic mix of lecture-based and participatory teaching methods supported by guided excursions to green enterprises and research centers. It is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with current and expected trends in sustainable energy solutions and provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on practical, innovative and cost effective ways to address sustainability problems within the energy industry and systems.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 30 Mar 2015 - 22 May 2015

Course Objective

An interactive e-learning opportunity on green jobs concepts and definitions, through a review of tools, selected literature and ongoing practices, featuring the world of work's contribution to sustainable development.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 29 September to 10 October 2014

Course Objective

The forum will focus on a set of policy and operational measures which can enhance the effectiveness and impact of public investment in infrastructure and public employment programmes in the context of a long-term development framework. Relevant development efforts by national governments and international agencies will be considered during the event. Pertinent concepts, approaches and examples of good practice will be shared to guide future decision-making on the subjects dealt with. The forum is jointly organized by the ILO's International Training Centre (ITCILO) and the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

This course is provided by UNITAR for FREE. 

Duration: 20 to 24 October 2014

Course Objective

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the concepts of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
  • Identify the Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Global Campaign 10 Essentials to enhance resilience to disasters;
  • Adapt and use MCR Global Campaign existing tools to support capacity development needs of local governments, and identify needs for additional content and tools; 
  • Identify good practices and forms for cooperation with other participating cities

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 UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 1 September to 3 October 2014

Course Objective

Participants will learn about different concepts and facets of the SCP, as well as regional, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to implement policies for SCP. Additionally, participants will begin to develop basic skills for applying the SCP concept in a real world economic, policy and professional context.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

1.Define the concept of SCP and explain its value for sustainable development;
2.Distinguish key elements of effective policy planning in support of SCP;
3.Identify enabling conditions for mainstreaming and implementing SCP policies in national governance;
4.Discuss principal challenges and opportunities for advancing SCP in national contexts;
5.Summarize the range of global and regional initiatives to support the mainstreaming of SCP in national governance;
6.Apply SCP to a real-life policy-making context

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 8 to 12 December 2014

Course Objective

The course aims to strengthen the capacity to promote respect for, and the use of, freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining as tools for sustainable development. It also examines national case studies.

This online course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 22 September to 16 November 2014

Course Objective

This online course will develop participants’ understanding of the climate change policy framework, by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework, and will also consider the pertinent challenges currently facing diplomats and international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table. The course will take a close look at the negotiations to-date and will consider the hot topics for negotiators as we move towards establishing a new global agreement on climate change by 2015.  The course will take a close look at gender in the negotiations and also the specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
 

  • Describe climate change science and the observed and projected impacts of climate change;

  • Track and explain the international climate change policy framework, including the climate change negotiations to date under the UNFCCC;

  • Define both climate change mitigation and adaptation;

  • Analyze international considerations for climate change decision-making;

  • Appraise the key issues in the ongoing international climate change negotiations,and how to build and move forward to COP20.