📅 11 January – 12 December 2023
The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations-mandated University for Peace is accepting applications for its Professional Development Diploma in Sustainable Development and Human Rights, courses for which can be taken entirely online. As the name suggests, this programme focuses on the human rights dimensions of sustainable development, with a major thrust on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals through human rights-based approaches (HRBA).
This Diploma, aimed at professionals seeking training for career development, can be obtained upon successful completion of five of the six online courses offered in the programme. Enrollments are open on a rolling basis and participants can join the programme at the beginning of any of the following six courses:
- Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Development: 11 January – 21 February 2023
- Development and Human Rights: 15 March – 25 April 2023
- Business, Human Rights, and Development: 10 May – 20 June 2023
- Child Rights and Development: 12 July – 22 August 2023
- Environment, Development, and Human Rights: 06 September – 17 October 2023
- Gender, Development, and Human Rights: 01 November – 12 December 2023
Each of these courses is also offered as a stand-alone certificate course, but participants can now obtain a professional development diploma by taking five of the aforementioned six courses which fall within the overarching theme of sustainable development and human rights. The diploma is designed in a way that participants develop incremental expertise in the different limbs of sustainable development and its linkages with human rights.
The course is intended for staff members of (inter)governmental and civil society organizations working in the interface between development and human rights work, including in the fields of rights protection, development aid, social responsibility, trade and investment, environment protection, indigeneity, gender, child rights etc.
The course is also intended for staff members of (international) development agencies, academics and others interested in the aforesaid areas. (Post)Graduate students with specific research interests in these areas are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.