The United Nations’ International Gender Equality Studies Diploma Program, hosted at the University of Iceland, today graduated its third class, consisting of five men and five women from Iceland, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Palestine.
The program has been offered annually since 2009 and is a semester long, beginning in January and concluding in May. A total of 53 individuals have been conferred diplomas since the University of Iceland took over administration of the program in 2013. It is one of four UN diploma programs operated by the University of Iceland, along with the Geothermal Training Program, the Fisheries Training Program and the Land Restoration Training Program.
Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, ambassador to the United States in New York City, and Iceland’s former Permanent Representative to the UN, gave the commencement address, mbl.is reports.