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Deadline
1 Mar 2023

Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy

Type
Course
Location
Web-based
Date
-
Duration
5 Months
Programme Area
Multilateral Diplomacy
Price
$3,300.00
2,821.00 Euro. The fee will need to be paid in Euro and directly to IACA. (The amount in USD is based on the exchange rate of the first edition of the programme. The fee of 2,821.00 Euro is the official fee for this programme.)
Event Focal Point Email
diplomacy@unitar.org
Partnership
International Anti-Corruption Academy
Registration
By application & selection
Mode of Delivery
E-learning
Language(s)
English
Pillar
Multilateral Diplomacy
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The Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy is delivered remotely part-time over the course of 5 months, jointly by UNITAR and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). Designed as an in-career programme, the Executive Diploma has a compact structure and covers two disciplines, namely, anti-corruption and diplomacy and offers a series of interdisciplinary modules which concentrate on concepts and practical tools for preventing and countering corruption, and diplomacy. The Diploma combines IACA’s expertise in anti-corruption, and UNITAR’s expertise in diplomatic skills to train participants to work effectively in various multicultural contexts, while equipping them the state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of anti-corruption and also constitutes an excellent opportunity for participants from all sectors across the globe to enlarge their network.

In order to be considered for the Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy, candidates must be fluent in English, possess a valid passport or national identity cards and have completed an undergraduate degree.

The application deadline for scholarship candidates is 7 February 2023, please read the "Additional Information" below for more details regarding the limited scholarships available.

The application deadline for self-funded candidates is 1 March 2023.

After signing up, we will kindly ask you to send to diplomacy [at] unitar.org the following documents:

- a copy of your CV
- a copy of your passport
- a copy of your bachelor degree certificate in English
- motivation letter

After reception of those documents, your application will be carefully considered. 

IACA and UNITAR offer a limited number of scholarships. The application deadline for scholarship applications

Please carefully read the section "Additional Information" below as well. 

The Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy offers a rigorous, diverse, and innovative anti-corruption and diplomacy curriculum. It reflects academic disciplines necessary for providing comprehensive insight into corruption, anti-corruption, compliance systems, and diplomacy. Students and their employers benefit from both the academic and practitioner focus of the programme.

At the end of the Executive Diploma, students will be able to:

  • Understand international anti-corruption standards and their implementation and comprehend the nexus between diplomacy and anti-corruption;
  • Contribute to the prevention of and the fight against corruption;
  • Understand the impact of new technologies and digitalization on diplomacy and anti-corruption;
  • Interact with and develop a strong network of international professionals;
  • Apply acquired diplomatic skills, knowledge and tools in their respective careers and fields of work.

Participants will acquire knowledge and skills in subjects and cross–cutting themes relating to economics, behavioural science, ethics, law, compliance, diplomacy, international law, digital and cyber diplomacy, as well as essential skills for an international career such as negotiations, leadership, effective writing, public speaking and stakeholder coordination and engagement, ensuring effective knowledge transfer and the immediate applicability of the knowledge and skills acquired. 

UNITAR Modules:

  • Multilateral Conferences
  • Negotiation and Mediation Skills & Techniques
  • Cross-Cultural Communication

IACA Modules:

  • Overview of International Anti-Corruption Efforts
  • Introduction to Ethics and Integrity Management
  • Journalism and the Fight against Corruption: A Holistic Approach
  • Cyber-Integrity and Information Secrurity for Diplomats

The Diploma offers a remote learning experience with a variety of different learning approaches learning methods, including lectures, case studies, interactive sessions, group work, and stakeholder discussions to identify best practices in anti-corruption and diplomacy. In addition, modules are complemented by expert talks on anti-corruption and diplomacy topics.

The Executive Diploma is designed for young professionals, or professionals who are changing their career path and wish to join a governmental organization, non-governmental organization or international organization involved if the field of anti-corruption, IO staff working in economic development or other areas where corruption be a challenge. It is targeted to those who intend to avail an opportunity to study under some of the world’s most renowned experts in anti-corruption and diplomacy, in a participatory and unique international environment, and within a group of motivated and committed individuals in order to deepen their understanding of anti-corruption and diplomacy, and hence adding greater value to their respective careers, organizations and societies.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

In order to be considered for the Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy, candidates must be fluent in English, possess a valid passport or national identity cards and have completed an undergraduate degree. 

After signing up, we will kindly ask you to send to diplomacy [at] unitar.org the following documents:

- a copy of your CV
- a copy of your passport
- a copy of your bachelor degree certificate in English
- motivation letter

After reception of those documents, your application will be carefully considered. 

 

INFORMATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS 

A limited number of scholarships covering the programme fee are available for this training. 

Please mind the terms applicable to scholarships and associated responsibilities, outlined in the General Terms and Conditions for Professional Training

1. Eligibility & selection criteria 

Nationals from the following countries may be eligible: 

Scholarships will be granted on the basis of availability and a competitive selection process to individuals who have not benefited from IACA scholarships before. The selection process will take into account in particular the merits of the applicant in view of scholarship holders’ responsibilities stated below. 

2. Application 

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria and agree with the rules outlined above, you may submit the request for a scholarship together with your application by stating this clearly in the Motivation Letter. 

As scholarships are limited funding resources, awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, we encourage you to submit your application before 7 February 2023. 

Your request shall be accompanied by a detailed motivation letter (not exceeding 1,000 words), including: 

  • A description of your career goals; 
  • Reasons for your interest in the training; 
  • An explanation, how you intend to implement the acquired knowledge and skills gained during the training, by stating specific activities with an impact on fighting corruption that you would undertake in your home country; 
  • Details (full name, current position, contact details, and reference description) of at least two professional references of yours, which may be contacted by IACA; 
  • A statement that you will meet your responsibilities as a scholarship holder, outlined in this section. 

IACA may request you to submit additional information/documentation. 

 

ADMISSION PROCESS

Admission is granted on a rolling basis. However, early application is recommended given the limited number of places on the programme. 

 

DURATION

The Executive Diploma has a total duration of 5 months, part-time.

 

UNITAR and IACA also offer a joint 18-month Master Programme in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy. Find more information here.