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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is delighted to offer a 5-day field visit to Geneva in January 2022. Together with the UN Young Leaders Online Training Programme, it will provide participants with a first-hand experience of the UN!

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This unique training opportunity will be ideal to engage in face-to-face training activities and combine them with a winter vacation in Geneva, Switzerland. It will give you direct access to the UN, offering opportunities for networking and insights into UN career paths.

The United Nations Winter Immersion Programme includes expert lecturers, training workshops, conferences and guided tours through UN premises. In dedicated career development sessions, you can have your CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile reviewed.

The field visit also includes activities with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other Geneva-based institutions.

The training opportunity is available in from 31 January – 4 February 2022. A maximum of 30 participants are accepted per edition. All participants are welcome to register and spots will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Directly prior to the field visit, UNITAR also offers the four-week UN Young Leaders Online Training Programme from 3 – 28 January 2022. It will contain live-webinars, e-workshops and virtual guided tours and can be attended together with the field visit.

In case that due to any COVID-19-related travel restrictions, participants registered for the UN Winter Immersion Programme are unable to travel to Switzerland, it is possible for them to attend the UN Young Leaders 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 July and August 2022 or later, 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.

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