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MAKE0326 Introduction to United Nations (UniPID virtual studies) 5 ECTS
Organised by
Development Studies

Learning outcomes

1. to become conversant with the history and organization of the UN, 2. to acquire the basic knowledge about the UN agencies and their activities, 3. to become familiar with the current discussion of UN Reform.


The course gives an overall picture of the United Nations organization and functions. During this course, students will develop an understanding of the history, financing and membership of the UN as well as the structure of the UN System, including the principal UN bodies and affiliated agencies. Students will also explore the main activities of the UN in its five primary thematic fields: International Peace and Security, Economic and Social Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Action, and International Law. Finally, students will also examine the UN Reform process, and critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the UN system.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Participation in virtual studies


Numeric 0-5.

Further information


Belongs to following study modules

Department of Geography and Geology
Department of Geography and Geology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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Department of Geography and Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geography
DP in Geography
Finnish Study Modules