High Level Training Course on “Women, Peace and Security”

The High Level training Course aims at preparing professionals who intend to operate in the context of war, crisis and post-conflict situations. For this first year, the course addresses the theme of “The Role of Women in Processes of Peace and Conflicts Mediation for the Protection of Human Rights”, and is organized in collaboration with the Associazione Consorti Dipendenti del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale (ACDMAE).

The Course is open to university students who have obtained a bachelor’s degree but also to professionals who want to further develop the study of this topic. The educational offer of the course is based on a multidisciplinary perspective which is essential to fully understand the gender perspective and gender mainstreaming in the actions of the United Nations; the implementation of the Security Council resolutions on “Women, Peace and Safety”; the Third National Action Plan of Italy (2016-2019) on “Women, Peace and Security” in the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000).

The specific aim is to provide participants with the necessary tools to understand and to acquire competences in the fields of the protection of human rights, United Nations peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations, and the processes of mediation in crisis situations.

The course lasts one year, from January to December 2018. The teaching activity is structured in five modules with lectures, workshops, simulations and in-depth workshops. Speakers will include ambassadors and international figures who will give  lectures.

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