After the recent easing of COVID-19 related restrictions by Swiss Authorities, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is delighted to offer two 5-day field visits to Geneva this summer. Together with the brand-new two-week UN Online Immersion Programme, these will provide participants with a first-hand experience of the United Nations!
This unique training opportunity will give you direct access to the United Nations’ institutions and staff, offering opportunities for networking and providing you with insights into UN career paths.
The field visits to Geneva include activities with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other institutions.
The aim of the programme, which is hosted at the historic Palais des Nations in Geneva, is to prepare and empower participants to work more effectively and efficiently in any international environment.
The UN Immersion Programme includes expert lecturers, training workshops, guided tours and the attendance of multilateral conferences. Dedicated career development sessions will give you the opportunity to have your CV, motivation letter and LinkedIn profile reviewed.
The training opportunity is available in two editions from 27 – 31 July 2020 and from 17 – 21 August 2020. A maximum of 30 participants are accepted. It is also possible to register for a four-week preparatory e-learning course right before the field visit. All participants will receive an official UN certificate at the end of the programme.
In addition to the field visits, UNITAR is excited to announce a two-week Online Immersion Programme from 17 – 28 August 2020. It will contain expert webinars, e-workshops, virtual guided tours and many more online activities and is available at a much lower price.
In case that due to any COVID-19-related travel restrictions, participants registered for the July or August Immersion Programme are unable to travel to Switzerland, it is possible for them to attend the Online Immersion Programme free of charge. In addition, their slot for the field visit to Geneva will be automatically transferred to the next edition of the UN Immersion Programme in winter 2021, with no additional costs for the participant.
For more information on costs, the application procedures and a video of previous editions please visit the official website.