International Geneva

Discover the International Geneva – 2016

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Overview

Geneva is the headquarter of more than 20 International Organisations, and has a long-standing tradition as hub for global diplomacy. Additionally, around 250 NGOs have their seat in Geneva, which make this city a vivid center of multilateral negotiations.

For the third year, GIMUN organises a week-long itinerary to discover the International Geneva, and take a look behind the scenes of this exceptional place.

This projects aims at giving to the participants an in-depth overview of the international activities taking place in Geneva in different fields, such as global health, economics, human rights or migrations. Every day, all our activities (visits, workshops, meeting with experts) will focus on one of these themes. We will visit different International Organisations based in Geneva, such as the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) among others, for the purpose of acquiring some first-hand knowledge on their everyday work. Furthermore we will meet with representatives of some NGOs that work in close collaboration with these IOs in their domain of specialisation. Finally the programme is rounded up with some excursions like a guided tour through the United Nations office Geneva and a visit of the museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as well as some workshops with professors and professionals of the field chosen for each day.

This week will give you the opportunity to personally meet the global actors of International Geneva and discover all the facets of this cosmopolitan city.

 

Schedule

20.06.2016 – 24.06.2016
A detailed schedule of the event will be available on this page.

 

Application

We are looking for 25 participants, University or PhD students, aged between 18 and 30. Please send us a motivation letter of maximum 1 page, stating your experience and interest in the International Geneva, and your CV to projects@gimun.org. 

  • Deadline for participants requiring a visa to enter Switzerland (outside EU): 8th Mai 2016
  • Deadline for Swiss/EU participants: 20th May 2016

 

Fees

The participation fee is 50 CHF per person. It includes:

  • all the visits and activities as listed in the programme;
  • transport in Geneva for the duration of the project (weekly pass for public transportation),
  • all lunches – including two lunches at the UN headquarters,
  • two dinners.

It is important to note that the participation fees do not cover the transportation to Geneva and the accommodation in Geneva during the week.

The participation fees will not be reimbursed.

 

Contact

Should you have any question on this project, your application or the International Geneva in general do not hesitate to contact us at projects@gimun.org.