AIR707 - The United Nations and International Organisation


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

D305 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: AIP725, AIR489, AIR725, AIR789
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2-hour seminar per week (recordings provided)


This unit aims to further students understanding of the politics of contemporary global governance and the United Nations. The first part of the unit explores the history and key drivers of international organisations within world politics. Students will become aware of the key theories and concepts of co-operation and apply them to international organisations such as the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. The second part of the unit examines the roles of international organisations in their interactions with governments and non-governmental organisations in respect to recent campaigns which seek to address humanitarian atrocities, global poverty, and environmental degradation.

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