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19th edition of the New Issues in Security Course begins in Geneva

The 19th edition of the New Issues in Security Course began last week.  

The 19th New Issues in Security Course (NISC) on “Mapping Today’s Security Environment to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges” opened last week at the GCSP. The course puts an emphasis throughout on human and state security, the interlinkages between issues, and the value of adopting a more forward-looking approach in international security. It covers such topics as global health security; terrorism and organised crime; conflict prevention, managing conflict and sustaining peace; and global and regional governance. Skill-building sessions are held on strategic communication, crisis management, and negotiation – for example.

The course brings together a diverse group of twenty-three participants in terms of both geographical representation and institutional perspectives, leading to a rich opportunity for exchange amongst the participants. Specifically,

  • Geography - twenty-three countries are represented. The participants represent various regions (including Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, and North America) and countries (including Australia, China, Germany, Moldova and Sierra Leone). For the first time, the NISC welcomes participants from Oman and Mongolia.

In addition to knowledge and skills’ focused sessions in Geneva, the NISC will visit the ICRC, UNOG, CERN as well as the Interpol in Lyon, France. The 19th NISC runs from 9 April to 1 June 2018.