United Nations and Global Challenges (Summer 2017) | Geneva Humanitarian Connector
United Nations and Global Challenges (Summer 2017)
Time and Date21 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
ParticipationUpon invitation/ application only
Event formatTraining/ course/ workshop
Winter session: 8 - 19 January 2018 (applications available in July 2017)
- Learn and think about major global challenges and how these are being addressed by the international community, with focus on the core mission of the UN and emphasis on role-playing
- The programme is open to junior and senior undergraduates with a strong interest in international affairs. A unique opportunity to network and create sustainable bonds!
- Geneva, a perfect place to meet experts and visit international organisations
Key international relations challenges with a focus on 2 areas
- Understanding the UN system and its actors: a clear mapping of the United Nations system since its creation as well as its different working bodies and agencies.
- Re-inventing the united nations: an exploration of challenges encountered by the United Nations and a debate on future perspectives for international cooperation.
At the end of the 2 weeks, participants will be able to:
- Understand the core mission of the UN and how it frames some key global issues such as human rights and environment.
- Develop critical analyses on key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations
- Debate on future perspectives for international cooperation, via conference simulations and role play as well as a couple of social events to get introduced to international Geneva.
- Discuss with academics and practitioners on what could be done to reinvent global governance in a time of high international uncertainties (prospective analytical tools)
Click here to check out the 2016 schedule (example of past programme, subject to change)
Format : 26 hours of classes per week over 2 weeks
- Lectures with Faculty members from the Graduate Institute, Geneva
- Afternoon workshops and visits of the United Nations
- Small-group study and simulations
- Model United Nations: Conference simulation where students are transformed into diplomats/government officials and learn how to negotiate
- Roundtable on hot topic of international affairs
- Individual advising on post-graduate studies and career in international affairs
- Social events (optional) : discovery of the city of Geneva and friendly evenings with participants
- Lectures and discussions concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
Tel: +41 22 908 57 0