Peace, Security and Humanitarian Affairs

Seventy-five years after the creation of the United Nations and thirty years after the end of the Cold War, conflicts have evolved in their form and the type of actors involved. They are linked to new challenges such as energy, finance, pandemics, environmental disasters and armed conflicts.

The module seeks to prepare participants in better navigating the structure of the United Nations’ work in tackling current peace and security challenges by providing participants with an overview of recent and current global events and how the United Nations addressed them. Participants will acquire understanding of the current international situation that creates considerable challenges for governments in mobilising effectively and rapidly their human and financial resources to promote peace and security. Special attention will be paid to the role of the ICRC in that field.

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