The Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute in Geneva is offering an intensive five-day course on Global Health Diplomacy. The course is offered in response to an increasing demand for new skills, as health moves beyond its purely technical realm to become an ever more critical element in foreign policy, security policy and trade agreements. Since 2007, more than 120 diplomats and health professionals have benefited from this course, which focuses on health diplomacy and negotiations, with a new thematic emphasis each year.
This year’s course will explore current debates at the interface between foreign policy, trade and human rights, such as non-communicable diseases, the post-2015 development agenda, and access to medicines. Through a multidisciplinary learning process, academics and practitioners will share their expertise on health-related negotiations including international law mechanisms to develop new agreements. Negotiation simulations and skill-building activities will facilitate the real-life background discussion, along with a high-level introduction to the field of global health diplomacy and key challenges at the national, regional and global levels.
The course is aimed at applicants from different professional backgrounds, such as health attachés and other diplomats with a portfolio impacting on health, health and international relations professionals in departments of international health, as well as representatives of international organisations, NGOs, philanthropic organisations and the private sector.
Date: 1-5 July 2013
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline for applications: Monday 1 April 2013. Click here for more information.