This is the old United Nations University website. Visit the new site at

                               7 October 1999

Application Deadline for UNU
International Courses is January 31

Following up on the successful pilot phase of courses held this spring, the United Nations University (UNU) will offer its second programme of four “International Courses” (UNU/IC) from 15 May to 23 June 2000. These four courses, to be held at the UNU Centre in Tokyo, are (1) Armed Conflict and Peace-keeping*; (2) Environmental Institutions and Governance; (3) Human Rights: Concepts and Issues; and (4) International Trade and Dispute Settlement.

The courses, which will be taught in English, are intended to give students a deeper understanding of selected global issues as well as help them to sharpen their analytical and problem-solving skills and develop specific research skills. Each course will be taught by a team of both in-house and outside experts, including practitioners from a number of different UN organizations.

These courses are open to postgraduate students and professionals from Japan and abroad who are interested in working in international fields in public service or private organizations, including the United Nations system, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations and national foreign-service agencies. Tuition is ¥100,000 for one course or ¥150,000 for two courses (the maximum that can be taken simultaneously). A limited number of scholarships will be available for applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate financial need.

The UNU/IC programme will be offered annually as an integral part of the UNU’s training and capacity-building activities. Participants who successfully complete each UNU/IC course will receive a UNU certificate of completion.

Those who wish to apply admission into the UNU/IC programme should contact Ms. Wilma James at the UNU Headquarters: tel. +81-3-3499-2811, fax +81-3-3499-2828, e-mail: The deadline for application is 31 January 2000.

Further information and application forms are available from the UNU website: (For other capacity-building activities of the UNU, please visit

* This course, which will be supported by the Yutaka Akino Memorial Donation from the Government of Japan, will be designated the “Akino Memorial Course.”

*     *     *    

For further information, please contact the UNU Public Affairs Section:

Tel. (03) 5467-1243, -1246 •     Fax (03) 3406-7346

Return to UNU Press Releases

Return to UNU Homepage