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Approx. 11 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English, Japanese

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Japanese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 video (Total 1 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Read me first10m
Course Outline10m
General Readings30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

The UN Today: what is it?

2 videos (Total 4 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
What is the UN Today?3m
1 reading
The UN Today: what is it?40m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Where did the United Nations come from, and why?

2 videos (Total 5 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Where did the UN come from and why?4m
1 reading
Where did the United Nations come from, and why?40m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Power in international politics: how does the UN Security Council work?

2 videos (Total 8 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
How does the UN Security Council work?7m
1 reading
How does the UN Security Council work? - Reading40m
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Top reviews from Global Diplomacy: the United Nations in the World

By AFDec 7th 2018

It was very interesting to get to know better about the UN structure and concepts, and it helped me a lot to get my first opportunity in an UN mission! Starting a new career. Thank you so much.

By GPJun 12th 2018

Thank you for offering this course, it has giving me the structural, academic knowledge and motivation beyond my expectations. It was an honor and a privilege.Respectfully,Guillermo Pimentel

Instructor

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Dr Dan Plesch, SOAS University of London

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Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS

About University of London

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About SOAS University of London

SOAS is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and offers a truly global perspective. With its vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, SOAS is uniquely placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world. SOAS, founded in 1916, offers world class teaching in Law, Politics, Economics, Finance and Management, Development Studies, Languages and Cultures, History, the Arts and many other areas. ...

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