Workshop on Conference Diplomacy and Drafting Resolutions
Governments and increasingly other actors such as international and non-governmental organizations use multilateral conferences as a means to achieve important policy objectives. As the number of conferences and meetings has risen considerably over the past twenty years, the number of government officers and other stakeholders involved in conference processes has also increased significantly. While diplomats remain at the center of diplomacy, government officials assigned to line ministries and agencies, as well as staff of intergovernmental organizations and NGOs, are increasingly finding themselves in the role of the multilateral conference delegate.
To formally apply, kindly send your updated CV and a copy of your passport to diplomacy [at] unitar.org.
Note: Participation is on a first come, first served basis, and registration will be closed once we have reached the maximum number of participants.
After this course you will be able to:
- Identify how conferences unfold;
- Name the rules of procedure and their value in advancing delegates’ objectives;
- Explain the importance of informal consultations;
- Identify how to prepare for multilateral conferences;
- Draft a resolution.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Display a condensed but sound knowledge of the historical background and conceptual framework of Conference Diplomacy;
- Identify the different types of Conference Diplomacy and understand their rationale;
- Differentiate the resolutions issued by different organs of the United Nations;
- Understand the specific structure of resolutions and their numbering;
- Draft a United Nations resolution;
- Appreciate the importance of consultation in the process leading from negotiating to adopting United Nations resolutions;
- Use the rules of multilateral conferences or meetings in a more efficient way to negotiate and adopt United Nations resolutions.
The course is designed to be interactive and participatory, including various pedagogical tools to enable the participants to function effectively and efficiently in multilateral conferences. The course will be built on four pedagogical pillars: concept learning (lectures and presentations), role-playing (group exercises), experience sharing (roundtable discussions), and exposure to real-world problems and policy choices delegates are confronted with.
The workshop will be conducted in English.
The workshop will be held in the face-to-face modality for two days from 24 to 25 Novmber 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland.
The workshop participation fee is 1000 USD. For more information, please write an email to diplomacy [at] unitar.org.