Professional Development Online Diploma on Sustainable Development and Human Rights (begins 21 March, 2018)


03/21/2018 12:00AM


02/26/2019 12:00AM

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Payment Required


USD 2400


P.O. Box 138-6100
El Rodeo
Costa Rica


Description of the Diploma

The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace is pleased to announce call for applications to its successful Professional Development Diploma in Sustainable Development and Human Rights, beginning on 15 March, 2017, courses for which can be taken entirely online. As the name suggests, this programme focuses on the human rights dimensions of sustainable development, with a major thrust on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through human rights approaches. This Diploma, aimed at professionals seeking training for career development, can be obtained upon successful completion of five of the six online courses offered in the programme.

1. Development and Human Rights: 21 March – 01 May, 2018

2. Business, Human Rights, and Development: 16 May – 26 June, 2018

3. Child Rights and Development: 18 July – 28 August, 2018

4. Environment, Development, and Human Rights: 12 September – 23 October, 2018

5. Gender, Development, and Human Rights: 7 November – 18 December, 2018

6. Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Development: 16 January – 26 February, 2019

Each of these courses is also offered as a stand-alone certificate course, but participants can now obtain a professional development diploma by taking five of the aforementioned six courses which fall within the overarching theme of sustainable development and human rights. The diploma is designed in a way that participants develop incremental expertise in the different limbs of sustainable development and its linkages with human rights.



Who should attend

The course is intended for staff members of (inter)governmental and civil society organizations working in the interface between development and human rights work, including in the fields of rights protection, development aid, social responsibility, trade and investment, environment protection, indigeneity, gender, child rights etc. The course is also intended for staff members of (international) development agencies, academics and others interested in the aforesaid areas. (Post)Graduate students with specific research interests in these areas are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.

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Attendees can participate remotely

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RSVP Details

To apply, please send an email to along with your CV and a short Statement of Purpose (not more than 500 words) indicating the motivation for taking the diploma. Applicants will be contacted within three working days of the application.