MISSION The Master's Degree in the United Nations and the Art of Peace focuses on the study of 70 years of UN action in the fields of peace-making, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. It aims to allow students to become more knowledgeable on the matter as well as profit directly from the hindsight of the United Nations and academic experts in order to better assess and apprehend peace initiatives and understand the processes of preserving, defending and promoting peace in all their complexity.
Built on the experiences and expertise developed by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research), WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Associations) and the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies at Kyung Hee University, this degree explores the different facets of the actions undertaken in the international field to promote, preserve and defend peace. The United Nations being at the center of this process for the last 70 years, the degree intend to use the UN both as a study subject as well as a source of expertise.
The program is therefore mainly designed for students of social sciences in the Republic of Korea that wish to pursue their post-graduate studies focusing on the promotion of peace possibly in view of securing an internship or a job in a relevant international or non-governmental organization.Main topics covered by the Master's Degree in the United Nations and the Art of Peace include:
HOSTS AND PARTNERS
KHU AND GIP
Kyung Hee University (hereinafter referred to as "KHU") is a major academic institution in Korea that combines education, research, and practice while pursuing the universal values of peace and mutual prosperity. Since its foundation, it has spearheaded the Global Common Society Movement, established the International Association of University Presidents and the United Nations International Day of Peace, received the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, organized the 1999 Seoul International Conference of NGOs, and held the World Civic Forum 2009.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (hereinafter referred to as "UNITAR") is an autonomous body within the United Nations that was established in 1965 pursuant to a UN General Assembly resolution, with the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the UN through appropriate training and research. UNITAR's mission is to develop capacities to enhance global decision-making and to support country-level action for shaping a better future.
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (hereinafter referred to as "WFUNA") is a global non-profit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 95 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents. WFUNA works to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations through the engagement of people who share a global mind-set and support international cooperation–global citizens. WFUNA works together with civil society organizations, governments, philanthropies, universities and companies. Members of WFUNA serve on various committees and advisory groups of leading non-profit organizations, government agencies and the United Nations.