Training Program on the United Nations

Host: Hope to the Future Association

In cooperation with Group Programmes Unit Visitors Services, UN Department of Global Communications in New York (https://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/


The ‘Training Program on the United Nations’ is a premier pedagogical program on the UN agenda led by UN high representatives and staff from international organizations over the globe. Both domestic and international students from middle school or high school from all over the world will not only visit the UN Headquarters in New York, USA, and Geneva, Switzerland but will also be able to discuss global issues with UN high officials. Through this program, participants will be able to learn about international affairs both academically and practically, have an opportunity to network with UN officials, ambassadors, and NGO officials, and finally, learn tips on how to build a career at the UN.

(※ 2021 Training Program on the UN will be held virtually due to the closure of the UNHQ caused by Covid-19.)

Who can apply?


Training Program on the United Nations is available for both students and undergraduates.

Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 14 years
  • Upper-Intermediate level of English (Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, Makes mistakes and misunderstand sometimes)
  • Own laptop is required


When is it?


Training Program on the United Nations takes place twice a year during the summer and winter vacations.


* The schedule is subject to change according to the academic calendars.

* The program may be held either hybrid or virtually.

* Courses take place each day between 9:00-21:00.

Is it international?


Yes, it is.

All courses including the team activities are attended by students from all over the world. The main language is English.

Program Details (sample)

Day 1


Session 1

[Opening Remark]

[Keynote Speech]

Youth Engagement and the Sustainable Development Goals (Lecturer: UN Department of Global Communications (UNDGC)

Session 2

[Program Introduction]

[SDGs Team Activity]

- SDGs Goal Briefings

- Team Presentation Orientation

[Final Report Guidelines]
Session 3[UN Brifings]
Asia and the Pacific from the Perspectives of the United Nations (Lecturer: UN Headquarters Virtual Tour (New York))
Session 4[Keynote Speech]
The Role of Korean Youth and the United Nations (Lecturer: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations)
Session 5
[UN Brifings]
Governance and Development Cooperation (Lecturer: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))
Session 6
[Special Session]
International Model United Nations and the SDGs (Lecturer: Yale Model United Nations Secretary-General)
Session 7

[SDGs Team Activity]

- Brainstorming

- Team Meeting

- Ivy League Mentorship

Day 2


Session 1

[UN Brifings] 

No Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals (Lecturer: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA))

Session 2

[Expert Lecture]

Democracy, Peace, and Development on Climate (Lecturer: Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea)

Session 3

[Expert Lecture]

United Nations Career Development (Lecturer: World Food Programme (WFP))

Session 4[Expert Lecture]
Green Economy, Sustainable Development, and Korea (Lecturer: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI))
Session 5

[Keynote Speech]
Work as a Diplomat and the SDGs (Lecturer: Permanent Representative of Grenada to the United Nations)

Session 6

[SDGs Team Activity]

- Mini-Debate

- Team Meeting

Day 3


Session 1

[UN Brifings] 

Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals (Lecturer: United Nations Climate Action Team, Executive Office of the Secretary-General)

Session 2

[Expert Lecture]

Sustainable Cities and UN-Habitat (Lecturer: UN-Habitat)

Session 3

[Special Session]
Covid-19 Pandemic and Green Plastic (Lecturer: Pfizer Incorporation (New York))

Session 4[Keynote Speech]
South Korea and the United Nations (Lecturer: Deputy Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations)
Session 5

[Career Development Session]

- Columbia University

- University of Pennsylvania

Session 6

[UN Brifings] 

Global Youth Development (Lecturer: United Nations Office of Secretary General's Envoy on Youth)

Session 7

[Final Report Publication]

- Position Paper Guidelines

- Final Report Draft

Day 4


Session 1

[UN Brifings] 

Global Polio Eradication and the SDGs (Lecturer: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF))

Session 2

[Expert Lecture]

Latin America, Green Economy, and Sustainable Development (Lecturer: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI))

Session 3

[Special Session]
Korea's Public Diplomacy (Lecturer: Ewha Women's University)

Session 4[Expert Lecture]
Disarmament and the Sustainable Development Goals (Lecturer: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA))
Session 5

[UN Brifings]

Works of the Publications Team and the United Nations (Lecturer: UN Publications)

Session 6

[SDGs Team Activity]

- Team Meeting

- Mini-Presentation

Day 5


Session 1

[SDGs Team Presentation] Theme: Disarmament, Peace, Human Rights, Education, Gender

Session 2

[SDGs Team Presentation] Theme: Economy, Social Development, Environment, Climate Change

Session 3

[Award Ceremony]

[Youth Declaration]

We support the Sustainable Development Goals.