WFUNA’s Advanced Training Program at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland

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PROGRAM : WFUNA’s Advanced Training Program at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland
DATE : 29th JUNE, 2015 – 1st JULY, 2015


The UN has never been closer to us. Abstract concepts of multilateral communications and works toward global values became visualized and realistic. Lectures and activities allowed me to grasp some ideas of several key issues in the globe. It would be a remarkable experience to those who wish to advance to international fields to have actual visits to the core of international organizations and to have direct talks to the officials in charge. This ATP in Geneva is definitely the case for the willing applicants.

UN and Geneva
Your first descriptions of the UN headquarter may be multiple national flags and huge buildings in New York. It is only half true. Another UN headquarter is in Geneva. The two different headquarters have operational distinctions; one in New York concerns issues of security, while the other in Geneva concerns environmental, human rights, humanitarian issues, etc. Geneva has flourished with settled multiple international organizations due to friendly policies of Switzerland government, giving you the best opportunity to experience


Reported by ‘Seonghyeon Park’
2015/08/15




< Topic-based lectures and activities >
[Mon, June 29] The UN and Multilateralism
* Aziel Goulandris, Education Officer 「Diplomacy and Multilateralism」
* Guided Tour of the United Nations at Geneva
* Aziel Goulandris, Education Officer 「Introduction to Human Rights」

[Tue, June 30] Human Rights
* Julianne Gourdin, OHCHR 「Presentation of the Human Rights Council」
* Attendance of the Human Right Council
* Visit of the Korean Mission to the UN – Meeting with Korean Diplomats

[Wed, July 1] Humanitarian Issues
* UNHCR officer, UNHCR activities in the field
* Visit of the US Mission to the UN – Meeting with American Diplomats on humanitarian issues
* Ms. Cynthia Rocamora, UNCTAD 「UNCTAD: the involvement of the UN in Trade and Development」

[Thu, July 2] Environmental Issues
* Role Play – Model United Nations: Greening the Globe

[Fri, July 3] Environmental Issues
* Role Play – Model United Nations: Greening the Globe
* Career development – Meeting with young professionals and interns working for IO in Geneva
(OCHA, ICRC, ILO, and Brazil Mission)