8 - 10 May 2019, Vienna - Bratislava
4 - 6 September 2019, Budapest
The Regional Academy on the United Nations (RAUN) is an international, multi-disciplinary education program that brings together UN agencies and outstanding, international students and young scholars who – in the course of nine months and as part of small teams – conduct research projects of relevance for UN agencies. The 2019-2020 Regional Academy on the United Nations addresses these questions focusing on ways to make development efforts more sustainable to support the processes. 2019 represents a good opportunity to investigate the issue, as this year’s UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (9 July - 18 July) will focus on Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Taking a holistic perspective, we consider sustainability in environmental and socioeconomic domains. The research projects of the 2019-2020 RAUN will investigate both global approaches to sustainability and concrete applications as well as implications at the local, national and international levels.
Reversing the Resource Curse
1 - 9 April 2019, Budapest
Co-organized with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the 10 day long course is designed to equip a pool of exceptional individuals from civil society, government, international organizations, and academia with the knowledge and tools necessary to help reverse the "resource curse." Specifically, the course will examine the political economy of governance in resource-rich states and look into how it impacts policy debates and practice, both domestically as well as internationally. Already in its 7th year, the course will also offer practical lessons for policy improvement, based on best practices from across the globe, targeting individuals already engaged in the management and/or oversight of extractive industries.