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Global Leaders Programme - Human Rights Council United Nations Online

About the Programme

The University of Exeter is delighted to be delivering this Global Leaders Experience with UNITAR. This very first edition of the Human Rights Council Training Programme will run in parallel to the real UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and aims at providing participants with in-depth knowledge and the functioning of the UN`s key body to promote them.


In line with UNITAR's mandate, this programme aspires to enhance participants' knowledge and skills in the areas of human rights and international affairs. This will empower them to take on leadership roles in their respective environments and continue to promote the respect for human rights in the world.


UNITAR further intends to strengthen the participants’ conviction of the principles enshrined in the UN Charter, especially human rights. It lastly aspires to give its participants the opportunity to gain valuable insights into possible employment opportunities in the United Nations system.

What is the time commitment for this programme?

The overall workload during the four week-long course is between 40 – 45 hours. Distributed across the three main elements of the training programme, the estimated workload is shown below. Please note that this is an estimate and students are free to spend more time or less with these components:

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:30 - 12:00

Studying of
Online
Material

Studying of
Online
Material

 

Studying of
Online
Material

Studying of
Online
Material

Lunch Break

 

 

 

 

 

14:00-15:30

Live
Component

-

Live

Component

-

Live

Component

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

16:00-17:30

Live

Component

-

Live

Component

-

Live

Component

 

When will it take place?

This programme will run from the 5th - 23rd of July 2021

 

Eligibility Criteria - please ensure you meet all of the below before submitting an application

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Exeter and your graduation date is not earlier than 2022
  • Be able to undertake all time commitments for the programme dates 
  • Be a student of the School of Law at either Streatham or Penryn Campus OR meet one or more of the Widening Participation Criteria 2020/21

Cost

There is no programme fee for successful applicants to this programme. 

How do I apply?

You can submit an application here. The deadline for this opportunity is Midnight on Sunday the 6th of June 2021. 

Please direct all additional enquiries to Leanne at outbound@exeter.ac.uk