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                               9 February 1999

UNU now accepting applicants for
Summer International Leadership Programme

United Nations University
International Leadership Academy
Amman, Jordan

The United Nations University is accepting applications for its 3rd International Leadership Programme, to be held from 28 July to 31 August 1999 at the United Nations University International Leadership Academy (UNU/ILA) in Amman, Jordan. The theme of this year’s programme is “Leadership in Conflict Resolution and Peace-keeping.” Lectures and presentations by prominent international leaders and all discussions will be in English.

The UNU/ILA programme aims at training potential leaders through direct interactions with world leaders and a series of seminars and other leadership training workshops related to pressing global issues. The programme’s goal is to develop leadership skills and attitudes while fostering commitment to sustainable development, sustainable democracy, civil society institutions, and peaceful resolution of disputes. Some 60 participants from 45 countries attended last year’s programme.

The UNU/ILA was officially launched in 1995 on the occasion of the UN’s 50th anniversary activities. Located in Amman, Jordan, it is supported by the Government of Jordan. HM Queen Noor of Jordan serves as Chair of the UNU/ILA’s international Advisory Board, and HE Ambassador Hisashi Owada, former Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, is Vice-Chair.

This year’s month-long programme will have a subsidized participation cost of US$3,000. This includes seminar tuition fees, hotel accommodation, meals, and local transportation, although not travel between Amman and the participant’s home. Financial assistance may be available for qualified candidates from developing countries who can demonstrate need.

The deadline for application is 1 April 1999. Interested candidates can obtain detailed information about the programme and qualification requirements from The Director, UNU/ILA, in Jordan: fax +962-6-533-7068, e-mail:

Click here for more information about the UNU/ILA and its programmes and activities.

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