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United Nations Young Leaders Training Programme 2023: Call for Applications(Scholarships available)

United Nations Young Leaders Training Programme 2023: Call for Applications(Scholarships available)

In an era where youth play an increasingly pivotal role in shaping our world, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is proud to present the United Nations Young Leaders Training Programme. With an astonishing 1.8 billion individuals aged 10 to 24 – the largest generation of youth in history – we recognize the importance of nurturing their potential.


The global youth are catalysts for change, contributing innovative solutions, advocating for social progress, and championing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to enhance lives and the health of our planet. The United Nations Young Leaders Training Programme, conducted online, is tailor-made for these young leaders.


This 4-week e-Learning course consists of 4 self-paced modules, each requiring 4-6 hours of study per week:

  • Module 1: The United Nations
  • Module 2: Conference Diplomacy
  • Module 3: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Module 4: Cosmopolitan Communication

Interactive elements include weekly readings, multimedia resources, and discussions with fellow participants and UNITAR instructors. Furthermore, participants can engage in 1.5-hour live webinars, featuring UN experts and covering essential topics:

  • Webinar A: The United Nations System
  • Webinar B: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Webinar C: Model United Nations (MUN) Training
  • Webinar D: UN Career Development

In addition, there is a 3.5-hour e-workshop each week, focusing on leadership development and providing virtual tours of the UN Palais des Nations and Geneva’s diplomatic district.


The programme is open to individuals from all walks of life related to international affairs, including:

  • University students
  • High school students
  • Aspiring young leaders
  • Junior professionals from public and private sectors
  • Young-at-heart senior officials

To ensure a high-quality experience, registration is limited to 30 participants per session. Upon program completion, all participants will receive an official UNITAR certificate.



To register, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “registration” button on the event page.
  2. Add the programme to your shopping cart.
  3. Proceed to checkout.
  4. Create your profile on the UNITAR event page and complete the required sections.
  5. Review the provided information and select your payment method: credit card or bank transfer.
  6. Complete the payment process.

Choose the edition that suits your schedule and be part of a transformative journey:

  • January Edition: January 8, 2024 – February 2, 2024
  • April Edition: April 22, 2024 – May 17, 2024
  • June Edition: June 17, 2024 – July 12, 2024
  • August Edition: July 29, 2024 – August 23, 2024

UNITAR will offer scholarship opportunities for a limited number of participants to attend the training free of charge. For enquiries related to the programme, scholarships, and criteria required, kindly send an email to:

Empower yourself with the knowledge and skills to become a global leader. Find out more and Register now!