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Business and Human Rights (GCHumanRights)

Business and human rights are still often seen in opposition: companies hardly value the human toll of their profitable production; governments often fail to protect business-related human rights defenders. But responsible businesses can prevent potential damages and offer space for accountability and redress. States regulations and policies can shape [...]

International Organizations Management (Coursera)

This course provides an introduction to International Organizations and the United Nations, and explores how business and management tools can be applied in these settings to achieve better, more effective results. With a focus on cross-sector partnerships in a changing world, the course offers you insights into the inner [...]

United Nations and Conflict Resolution (Coursera)

The course examines and explains theory and practice of the United Nations Organizations activities and operations in modern conflicts. Evolution of principles of the UN conflict resolution is analyzed since UN formation till latest UN involvements in the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya, Middle East, UN policies towards conflicts in [...]

Global Diplomacy: the United Nations in the World (Coursera)

The course offers a well-researched and broad-ranging primer to the United Nations system. Consisting of an introduction to the complex UN family and its history, and a series of ‘snapshots’ of key UN functions, which are used to explore important UN themes and help learners develop important analysis, [...]

Designing a multidimensional poverty index (UNDP)

To leave no one behind for a COVID-19 recovery, it is time to develop poverty metrics beyond income. UNDP and University of Oxford are offering a FREE Massive Open Online Course "Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index" in English, French, and Spanish on Learning for Nature. Starting 22 February, this [...]

Marine Litter MOOC (OU)

Marine litter is a global problem that affects our oceans. It is an environmental, human health and socio-economic problem that is symptomatic of a throw-away society. With worldwide growth in the amount of solid litter disposed of and slow rates of degradation, the amount of litter present in the [...]

Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children (FutureLearn)

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Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children (FutureLearn)
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Ensure that alternative care is a necessary, suitable and positive experience for children, with this free online course. Taking the UN Guidelines as a framework, this free online course will help you gain insight into how the unnecessary placement of a child in alternative care can be prevented; how [...]

Children Deprived of Liberty: Learning from the UN Global Study (GCHumanRights)

Despite the fact that the Convention on the Rights of the Child affirms that, in principle, children should not be detained and deprivation of liberty should be a measure of last resort, millions of children in the world are locked away. To address this problem, the United Nations appointed [...]