UN Summer Academy 2020

UN Summer Academy 2020

As the UN marks its 75th anniversary in 2020, the world community faces a global health crisis with severe current and long-term economic and social impacts. Amidst the disruption and uncertainty, global dialogue and action is more critical than ever. In this context, the first virtual UN Summer Academy will focus on the theme chosen for the UN General Assembly commemoration meeting, “The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism”.

The 2020 virtual UN Summer Academy builds on the rich legacy of eight face-to-face editions. As in previous editions, the Academy combines academic rigour with cutting-edge thinking, providing participants with unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. It facilitates and fosters dialogue with thought and action leaders who are currently working towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Participants will explore transformative approaches required for implementation of the 2030 Agenda and share concrete examples and practices from diverse country contexts and stakeholder perspectives.

At the same time, this first-of-its-kind virtual edition capitalizes on the additional opportunities offered by its online format. Through experiential learning methodologies, participants will engage with a wide range of expert inputs, as well as in peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchange. Participants will apply the concepts learnt to co-develop inputs for the UN75 conversation on current and future risks and opportunities, and solutions for global cooperation.

Thanks to the generous support of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, this course is offered at a reduced price of $250.

Moreover, in order to offer highly–qualified candidates the possibility to participate in the online UN Summer Academy, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is funding 50 full scholarships. The deadline for scholarship applications is 12 July 2020. You can find more details on how to apply here.

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