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Are you interested in learning about different methodologies and techniques to craft informed pieces of integrated analytical writing tailored for different scenarios, audiences and purposes for prevention and sustaining peace?

Then join the UN System Staff College upcoming course on Integrated Analysis for Sustaining Peace and Prevention, from 30 march - 27th April. This five-week course aims to equip participants with the tools to write compelling pieces of integrated analysis, taking into account the primacy of the political as a guiding principle for all UN interventions. The programme will enable its participants to improve drafting and analytical skills by combining writing tips and practice with tutored guidance on the different analytical methodologies in place within the UN system to conduct informed, data-driven analysis.

Course contents

  • WEEK 1 : understanding integrated analysis concepts, tools and products (such as trend/incident analyses, threat assessments, early warning, scenarios, profiling and risk mapping, focusing on a medium- and long-term outlook);
  • WEEK 2:  strengthening information collection and analytical capacities (verifying sources, testing hypotheses, managing unconscious bias) - practical simulation;
  • WEEK 3: Integrated Analysis for policy development, strategic planning and decision - Mid- Term Assignment.
  • WEEK 4: Key principles for cogent writing – structuring analytical arguments with purpose, coherence, style, and the appropriate tone;
  • Week 5: Drafting clear and concise analytical reports - Final Assignment

Target audience

United Nations staff from the Secretariat, agency, funds and programmes and partners working on sustaining peace, through political analysis, good offices, mediation and conflict-sensitive programming.

Cost of participation



Dates: 30 March-27 April 2023
Deadline for enrollment: 26 March 2023
Location: Online

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