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Why the Legal Aspects of Debt and Financial Management? [Answer]

Is UNITAR's Training intended only for lawyers from developing countries? [Answer]

Is UNITAR's training intended only for government officials working in financial management?[Answer]

Which government offices will benefit most from this kind of training? [Answer]

Who pays for the training? [Answer]

What is UNITAR? [Answer]

What particular profile of participant will benefit most from this training programme? [Answer]

How can my name be added to the mailing list of UNITAR's debt programme? [Answer]

Has UNITAR come out with publications in the field of debt and financial management? [Answer]

How can we purchase UNITAR documents? [Answer]

What is the best way (easiest way) to register for UNITAR's workshops in the field of debt, financial management and negotiation? [Answer]

Who are the lecturers? What is their profile? [Answer]

What assistance does UNITAR provide in capacity building for developing countries in the field of debt and financial management? [Answer]

Are internships available with UNITAR's training programme in the legal aspects of debt and financial management? [Answer]

Are there other organizations offering similar training to the one provided by UNITAR in the field of debt and financial management? [Answer]

Does UNITAR work with partners? If so, who are they? [Answer]

When did this training programme commence? [Answer]

When will UNITAR be offering online training and
e-learning courses
? [Answer]

What does e-Learning mean at UNITAR? [Answer]

   
   
   
Why the Legal Aspects of Debt and Financial Management?
 

A number of international organizations already conduct training and technical assistance in debt and financial management issues. UNITAR has developed a comparative advantage in the legal aspects of debt, financial management and international negotiation and thus complements the work and efforts of other organizations. Following an expert meeting held in Geneva in April 1987, it was noted that borrowers seldom take recourse to legal advice before and during international financial negotiations and that in developing countries there is a lack of awareness of the importance of the legal aspects in the borrowing process. [back to top]
 

Is UNITAR's Training intended only for lawyers from developing countries?
 

This training programme is multidisciplinary in nature, meaning that it invites both lawyers and non-lawyers alike to workshops, seminars and conferences in areas relating to the legal aspects of debt and financial management. This has the advantage of exposing government officials to the crucial role of all parties (whether lawyers, economists, accountants, policy makers, etc.) in the formulation of a sound borrowing strategy or in the conduct of international financial negotiations. [back to top]
 

Is UNITAR's training intended only for government officials working in financial management?
 

UNITAR's seminars and workshops try and invite a range of institutions which are involved in the borrowing process. Besides government departments, these may be parastatals involved in borrowing (e.g. airlines, telecommunications companies, railways, etc.), parliamentarians and university faculty. [back to top]
 

Which government offices will benefit most from this kind of training?
 

The Ministries of Finance, Planning, Justice, Investment, Trade as well as Central Banks and the Attorney-General's Chambers are among the institutions that will benefit most from our training programmes. [back to top]
 

Who pays for the training?
 

Our seminars and workshops do not charge a fee. Participants thus have to pay for travel and stay expenses. In most cases, participating institutioins or their sponsors pay for the travel and stay costs. However, there may be instances where UNITAR partly covers these costs. For more detailed information on this, see our training events for the current year as well as registration procedure for the event that is of interest to you. [back to top]
 

What is UNITAR?
 

UNITAR stands for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. UNITAR is an autonomous institute of the United Nations establised in 1965 with the mandate of conducting training and research activities in the field of international affairs management as well as social and economic development. UNITAR Head Quarters are located in Geneva. UNITAR also has a liaison office in New York. [back to top]
 

What particular profile of participant will benefit most from this training programme?
 

UNITAR's training in the legal aspects of debt and financial management encourages senior and middle-level government officials to participate with a view towards sensitization and skills building. Also see 'Our Target Audience' on the DFM HomePage. [back to top]
 

How can my name be added to the mailing list of UNITAR's debt programme?
 

Click 'Contact Us' on the upper right corner of the DFM HomePage and send us your complete mailing details and the kind of information you would be most interested in obtaining from us. [back to top]
 

Has UNITAR come out with publications in the field of debt and financial management?
 

UNITAR's debt and financial management training programme has published (a) training packages, (b) glossaries, (c) and runs a document series with chapters written by practitioners in various areas relating to our training activities. For more details, check out the 'Publications' and 'Training Packages' on the DFM HomePage. [back to top]
 

How can we purchase UNITAR documents?
 

Most UNITAR documents relating to debt and financial management issues can be downloaded from this WebSite free of charge. Hard copies may be obtained (if we have not run out of copies) either by writing directly to our office or through the UN Book Shop in Geneva. [back to top]
 

What is the best way (easiest way) to register for UNITAR's workshops in the field of debt, financial management and negotiation?
 

Most of our seminars and workshops are conducted in conjunction with a Regional Training Partner in the field. In case we are organizing a joint workshop, contact our partner for registration or contact the UNITAR Geneva office for further details
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Who are the lecturers? What is their profile?
 

UNITAR calls upon a wide range of high-level experts (both practitioners and academics) to run its training courses. These experts are committed individuals and familiar with our work and bring an international and broad perspective to discussions in our courses. Country/National experts are also used by UNITAR with a view to offering country presentations and perspectives on debt and financial management issues. Please visit our 'UNITAR Expert Database' on the DFM HomePage to see the Profiles, Areas of Specialization and Contacts of our experts. [back to top]
 

What assistance does UNITAR provide in capacity building for developing countries in the field of debt and financial management?
  UNITAR's training programme in the legal aspects of debt and financial management is committed to both training and capacity building in developing countries and economies in transition. Besides providing a 'trickle down' effect to institutions from where participants are drawn and trained, and besides creating a network of individuals who will be in contact across borders (through UNITAR's regional training approach), UNITAR has developed specific tools for capacity building. See 'Capacity Building/Guidance Document' for more details on our country-driven National Profile Project to Assess the National Legal Infrastructure for Sound Financial Management. [back to top]
 
Are internships available with UNITAR's training programme in the legal aspects of debt and financial management?
  Since 1990, UNITAR's training programme in the legal aspects of debt and financial management has been taking in a steady flow of interns from universities and research institutes across the globe. Our internship programme ideally invites candidatures of undergraduate students with an international finance/trade/economics background, students who are motivated to work in an international environment and further their understanding of the 'development agenda'. We prefer interns to stay for a four to six month period at our Geneva premises. Our internships are not remunerated. For more information, visit our DFM Internships page from the DFM HomePage.
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Are there other organizations offering similar training to the one provided by UNITAR in the field of debt and financial management?
 

UNITAR collaborates with a host of institutions and training setups in the design and delivery of its training courses. Some of these include: UNCTAD, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank, the IMF as well as Regional Training Partners in Africa such as ESAMI, ILI-Uganda, MEFMI and WAIFEM. For more details on the activities of our partners, see our DFM HomePage. [back to top]
 

Does UNITAR work with partners? If so, who are they?
 

Since January 1998, UNITAR has developed close collaborative links with four African Regional Parnters in East, West and Southern Africa. These are (a) ESAMI in Arusha; (b) ILI-Uganda in Kampala; (c) MEFMI in Harare; and (d) WAIFEM in Lagos. For more details on these institutes see our DFM HomePage. [back to top]
 

When did this training programme commence?
  UNITAR's training programme in the legal aspects of debt and financial management started in April 1987 following a high-level expert meeting which was held in Geneva. This expert meeting studied the training needs of external debt managers in Sub-Saharan African countries and proposed that UNITAR train in the 'legal' aspects of debt and financial management which was hitherto neglected.
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When will UNITAR be offering online training and
e-learning courses
?
  UNITAR’s training programme in debt and financial management has taken the lead in the development of online training courses. This is indeed a very challenging assignment for us since we have not developed online courses before. However, our experience in regional training will bring a lot of practically related training to the forefront and
e-learning will indeed be a positive vector for our traditional training dissemination. The DFM team has been studying the pedagogical methodology to apply and the course texts are being written to suit an e-learning audience. UNITAR will also host its e-learning courses on the Blackboard platform, which is a user-friendly and flexible e-learning portal. We expect to test our first 30-hour online course by mid-2003. We hope to start offering e-learning during the latter part of 2003.
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What does e-Learning mean at UNITAR?
 
e-Learning is learning by using a computer and internet connection as well as connecting and interacting online with a community of users, participants or trainers. e-Learning, Computer-Based Training (CBT), Internet-Based Training (IBT), Web-Based Training (WBT), Online Training and a host of other names picked up along the way are all very related, if not the same. e-Learning allows you to learn anywhere and usually at any time, as long as you have a properly configured computer. e-Learning can be CD-ROM-based, Network-based, Intranet-based or Internet-based. It can include text, video, audio, animation and virtual environments. UNITAR/DFM intends to use an asynchronous training methodology to offer its traditional courses using New Information Technologies and the Internet. This means, courses will be set up to allow self-paced internet-based learning. Courses will allow online access to instructors and fellow students/participants through discussion boards, discussion groups and e-mail. Some courses may also be totally self-contained with links to reference materials in place of a live instructor.
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