The students of the Master in Management of Development visited the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva this week.
They benefited from discussions with senior researchers linking the work of the UN to global economic and social development. Most prominently, Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of UNCTAD’s Division on Global Development Services presented the latest thinking on macroeconomic governance, climate change and economic trends at the global level.
The visit took place at the Palais des Nations, the European headquarters of the UN, where our students were received by UNCTAD’s Technical Cooperation Service, which coordinates the organization’s technical cooperation projects. In addition, UNCTAD is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with economic and sustainable development issues with a focus on trade, finance, investment and technology. It helps developing countries to participate equitably in the global economy.
The Master in Management of Development offers an applied learning opportunity to explore the theoretical, conceptual and operational frameworks for the management of development. This is done from a multi-disciplinary perspective, i.e. integrating socio-economic policies with in-depth understanding of the legal, institutional, local and managerial contexts for effective planning and implementation of development programmes and projects.
More information on the Master is available at: https://www.itcilo.org/courses/master-management-development