A two-day programme designed to enable New York-based UN staff to assess the risk of election-related violence and adopt a political approach to prevent the violence or mitigate its effects.


Together with the Electoral Assistance Division of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), UNSSC delivers one face-to-face edition of this course for UN staff based in New York annually.




Upon successful completion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Adopt a more comprehensive and political approach to prevent and mitigate election-related violence.
  • Identify gender dimensions of political participation and election-related violence.
  • Outline entry points to foster meaningful participation of youth.
Course methodology

This training will be conducted face to face in New York and will entail plenary discussions, presentations, group work, and exercises conducted in person.

Course contents

The two-day training will cover sessions related to:

  • UN electoral assistance
  • Political approach
  • Preventing VAWE
  • Understanding Youth-sensitive Conflict Analysis in elections
  • Reflecting on politically challenging elections
Target audience

ONLY for UN staff based in New York and working on electoral and political affairs, good offices and mediation as well as related peace and security issues. After signing up to this programme, you will be requested to submit your Personal History Profile (PHP), on the basis of which UNSSC and DPPA will carry out a selection process.

Cost of participation

Thanks to generous support from the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), there are no fees for this programme.