UN in Geneva Study Program
Geneva, Switzerland is the European headquarters of the United Nations, the primary seat of several of its specialized and affiliated agencies, and the center of many of its global responsibilities. This unique study tour places you in the historic Palais des Nations, the setting for hundreds of year-round meetings and conferences, the original home of the League of Nations, and now a hub of international activity. Meet and be briefed by senior UN officials, diplomats, and key representatives of governments and nongovernmental organizations on such topics as human rights, refugees, peace and security, world health, world trade, development, HIV/AIDS, women and children, international labor issues, and humanitarian assistance. The program includes a tour of the International Committee of the Red Cross and its world-renowned museum; briefings at missions to the UN in Geneva; visits to specialized agencies such as the World Health Organization and International Labor Organization; and access to high-level diplomats and representatives.
You'll Walk Away with
- A thorough briefing in the UN system, especially its mechanisms dedicated to human rights, development, and humanitarian assistance
- An understanding of how states, civil society, and the private sector collaborate in development and humanitarian assistance
- Medical care, development, advocacy, and private sector professionals who wish to engage in international humanitarian work
- Those seeking careers with the UN or other organizations that work within the UN system