Mar 20, 2019

Unrepresented Diplomats

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), together with the University of Oxford and the Tibet Justice Centre have developed a UN Advocacy Training Pack”, as a part of the larger programme "Training Diplomats from Unrepresented Nations: Capacity Building for Effective UN Lobbying" which ran between 2015 and 2018.

The document is a tailor-made manual to support the participants in facilitating trainings on UN Advocacy, and will serve as an empowering tool to provide more and more unrepresented peoples with the resources to make their plight known at the international level.

The manual details a training session which is grouped into 4 separate days divided thematically. The days cover “Your Story of Change”, “UN Human Rights Mechanisms”, “Developing Your Strategy” and “Communicating Your Case”. These ‘days’ provide a wide range of resources, providing advice and guidelines on how to run the sessions, including activities, information, PowerPoint presentations and reports.

This training pack takes to the next level the UNPO's SpeakOut! programme, a long-running capacity building program aimed at empowering unrepresented people around the world to engage in national, regional and international advocacy. The training pack is designed to be bespoke and easily replicable so that the trainees can easily take this to their respective communities and reach a wider audience.

In the second phase of this project, we are now working with partners to build additional modules into the training programme, for example covering issues such as tactics in non-violent resistence and digital security.