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πŸ—£FACTS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL GENEVAπŸ—£

Do you know why our study trip to Geneva is a best seller? Now it’ll be obvious:

πŸ”ΉGeneva has a long tradition (more than 150 years) of hosting international and non-governmental organisations because of it there is an alternative name of the city which is β€œInternational Geneva”.

πŸ”Ή42 international organizations in the Lake Geneva Region (45 in total in Switzerland), including the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and others. By the way, we’ll visit all of them during our study trip 2022!😍

πŸ”ΉMore than 4,700 annual visits of heads of state and government, ministers and other dignitaries;

πŸ“Do not miss the opportunity to feel the atmosphere of International Geneva with us!
Register for study trips to Geneva 2022 here
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UN in Central Asia

What do you know about UN’s activities in Central Asia? πŸ‘€
We are sure that we have a lot of new facts to tell you about! Ready? GoπŸ‘‡πŸΌ

πŸ”ΈToday we speak about UN in Uzbekistan as it’s one of the biggest countries in the region, involved in the UN activity.

πŸ”»Uzbekistan joined UN on 2 March 1992 In 1993 the United Nations Office was opened in Tashkent.

πŸ”»The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Uzbekistan currently includes 25 UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes working together to advance national development priorities in line with Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

πŸ”»In September 2020, the UN Country Team finalized the next generation UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021-2025), which was signed by the Government of Uzbekistan.

πŸ”»The Cooperation Framework is designed to plan and implement all UN development activities in the country, in support of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. It has three strategic objectives:
▫️Effective governance and justice for all.
▫️Inclusive human capital development leading to health, well-being and resilient prosperity.
▫️Sustainable, climate responsible and resilient development.

πŸ“šAdditional materials about the UN's activities in Central Asia:
πŸ”— Challenges and successful steps towards a better future in Central Asia - https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2022/07/amid-challenges-hope-emerges-in-central-asia/
πŸ”— Kazakhstan: UNHCR helped more than 9000 people without a citizenship - https://news.un.org/ru/story/2022/07/1427962
πŸ”—Uzbekistan: Report on the elimination of racial discrimination - https://news.un.org/ru/story/2019/12/1368471

❗️Hurry up to book your place in the study trip to Uzbekistan - https://travelun.org/tashkent

Source: uzbekistan.un.org, news.un.org
UN in the Middle East

The United Nations operates all over the world but few people actually know what the UN does in the Middle East.
Let’s figure it out on the example of IsraelπŸ™Œ

πŸ”ΉOne of the main areas where the UN mediate is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the UN has been involved in the quest for a peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine since 1947. The United Nations cooperates with regional and international partners in efforts to defuse tensions and encourage political negotiations toward a two-state solution and a lasting peace in the Middle East as a whole.

πŸ”·UN entities in the region, which provide assistance in the frame of the conflict:
πŸ”ΉUNRWA: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by far the biggest UN operation in the Middle East, provides education, health, relief and social services for over 5 million Palestine refugees.
πŸ”ΉUNTSO: The UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) was authorised by the Security Council in Palestine in 1948, the first peacekeeping operation established by the UN.
πŸ”ΉThe Human Rights Council: It works closely with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories
πŸ”ΉUNSCO: Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process represents the Secretary-General and leads the UN system in all political and diplomatic efforts related to the peace process, including in the Middle East Quartet. UNSCO also coordinates the humanitarian, development work of UN agencies and programmes in the Palestinian territory.

We are going to tell you much more useful information but instead of waiting we strongly recommend to explore the UN in the Middle East with us during our study trip to Israel!😍
❗Certificates of participation are issued to all participants of the trip.
πŸ“Don’t wait β€” register here - https://travelun.org/israel
πŸ”ŽCase studies related to the Middle East - https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/content/repertoire/middle-east

Source: news.un.org/en/focus/middle-east
The United Nations Office at Geneva

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is not only the famous European UN headquarter but it’s also a place where history is made, let’s find out why the UNOG has a special significanceπŸ‘‡

πŸ”ΉIn 1946 when the League of Nations was abolished, all its assets and documents were transferred to the United Nations, including its buildings, grounds, library, and even its archives and historical collections. The legacy of the League of Nations is still present today: Geneva-based UN staff continues to work inside the historical Palais des Nations where the League of Nations documents are maintained until today. All files are currently being digitized in order to allow total access to the history of multilateralism.

πŸ”ΉThe UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) is the second largest United Nations centre after the UN Headquarters in New York.

πŸ”ΉThe UNOG serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General at Geneva, it is located in the beautiful Ariana park in Geneva, Switzerland.
UNOG services more than 8,000 meetings every year, making it one of the busiest conference centres in the world.

πŸ”ΉMore than 1,600 employees currently work here.

πŸ“ŒA visit to such a historic place might be a life-changing experience, so do not miss the opportunity to see it for yourself - register for our study trip to Geneva - https://travelun.org/geneva
πŸ”Read an article about the history of creation of the UN - https://www.ungeneva.org/ru/league-of-nations

Source: ungeneva.org
πŸ‘¬FRIENDSHIP DAYπŸ‘­

Today is the day to call all of your friends! Why? Because it is an International friendship day!πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­
Let’s find the origins of this holidayπŸ‘‡

πŸ”ΈWhen and why?
πŸ”ΉIn 2011 the UN General Assembly proclaimed 30 July as The International Day of Friendship. This holiday celebrates a friendship in a broader sense - between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals.

πŸ”ΉThe resolution emphasizes the importance of involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.

πŸ”ΈHow to celebrate?

πŸ”ΉThe UN encourages governments, international organizations and civil society groups to hold events and different types of activities that can contribute to a promotion of a dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

πŸ”ΈWhat else?

πŸ”ΉThis holiday follows on the proposal made by UNESCO defining the Culture of Peace as a set of values and behaviours that reject violence and strive to prevent conflicts by addressing their causes.

πŸ“šKey documents and additional materials:

πŸ”ΉThe General Assembly’s resolution on the establishment of the International Friendship Day: https://undocs.org/Home/Mobile?FinalSymbol=A%2F65%2FL.72&Language=E&DeviceType=Desktop&LangRequested=False
πŸ”ΉUNESCO: Culture of Peace and Non-Violence: https://en.unesco.org/themes/building-peace-programmes
πŸ”ΉUNICEF x BTS campaign against bullying in schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76hArsk3big
πŸ”ΉBTS speech at the United Nations | UNICEF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTe4f-bBEKg

Treat people with kindness!😊

Source: un.org
UN System: what is it?

We all know that the United Nations family is a huge system of international organizations but do we really understand how diverse it is? Let’s figure it out!πŸ‘‡

πŸ”ΉThe UN system includes many funds, programmes and specialized agencies. Each organization has its own area of work, leadership and budget. So what are they?
πŸ”ΈFunds and Programmes: The programmes and funds are financed through voluntary rather than assessed contributions.
🚩Examples of fund and programmes: UNDP (the UN Development Programme), UN-Habitat (the UN Human Settlements Programme), UNEP (the UN Environment Programme), UNICEF (the UN Children's Fund), UNFPA (the UN Population Fund), WFP (the World Food Programme).

πŸ”ΈSpecialized Agencies: The UN specialized agencies are autonomous international organizations working with the United Nations, which are funded by both voluntary and assessed contributions. They were brought into relationship with the UN through negotiated agreements.
🚩Examples: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), UNIDO (the UN Industrial Development Organization), UNWTO (The World Tourism Organization), ILO (The International Labor Organization), WHO (World Health Organization), UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and others.

πŸ”ΈThere are also other entities and bodies, which are specialized on different ares: UNHCR (the UN High Commissioner for Refugees), UNAIDS (The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS), UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), UN Women, UNU (United Nations University) and others.

πŸ”ΈRelated organizations: IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), WTO (World Trade Organization), IOM (International Organization for Migration), OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and others.

πŸ“š Find a detailed UN System chart here - https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/2021/09/un_system_chart.pdf

😱Can you imagine that you'll be able to visit many of these organizations with us? Register to study trips and learn much more about how they work - https://travelun.org/

Source: un.org
THE FIRST UN PEACEKEEPING MISSION

There are 12 UN peacekeeping operations all over the world but do you know how it all started? What is the first UN peacekeeping mission?πŸ€”
If you don't -  do not worry, we'll tell and even show you! Keep reading and find out howπŸ˜‰

πŸ”ΉUNTSO is the first ever peacekeeping operation established by the United Nations, it was set up in May 1948. UNTSO stands for United Nations Truce Supervision Organization and it’s located in Jerusalem, Israel.

πŸ”ΉUNTSO was established  to supervise implementation of the Israel-Arab Armistice Agreements. UNTSO Military Observers remain in the Middle East to monitor ceasefires, supervise armistice agreements and assist other United Nations peacekeeping operations in the region.

πŸ”ΉUN Military Observers  are un-armed and are trained to observe and report violations of the agreements of ceasefire, disengagement, etc., relevant to their areas of operation.

πŸ”ΉAs of April 2022 the deployed number of personnel included 393 people, 232 civilians and 161 experts.

πŸ”ΉIn the Middle East, groups of UNTSO military observers are attached to the peacekeeping forces in the area: the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on the Golan and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

πŸ“šUseful materials:
πŸ”ΈUNTSO fact sheet - https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/mission/untso
πŸ”ΈUNTSO’s Documents and publications are here - https://digitallibrary.un.org/search?ln=en&cc=Documents+and+Publications&p=%22UN+Truce+Supervision+Organization+in+Palestine%22+OR+UNTSO&f=&action_search=Search&rm=&ln=en&sf=year&so=d&rg=50&c=Documents+and+Publications&c=&of=hb&fti=0&fti=0

πŸ“’ Do not miss a chance to visit the first peacekeeping mission of the UN - register for Travel UN: Middle East study trip - https://travelun.org/israel

Source: untso.unmissions.org, peacekeeping.un.org
STUDENTS RECOMMEND

We were thinking for a while and finally decided that no one would describe the value of study trips better than our students, so swipe left and try to imagine what it’s like to go to the UN headquarters with us!😍✈️

🚩It’s not only a bunch of useful information but what’s more important it’s personal meetings with acting UN representatives and diplomats, new friends all over the world and life-changing experience of being a part of a big international organization such as the United Nations.

πŸ“ŒFriendly reminder: every participant of our study trips receive an official educational document, a certificate of participation, which confirms that he/she successfully completed the programme. It may become a perfect addition to your resume or portfolio!

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πŸ“ΉVideos from our study trips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKIKgXApddQ&feature=emb_imp_woyt
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MAKE A JOB AT THE UN A REALITY!

Many people dream about work at the UN and the first step towards it might be an internship.
We’ve picked recent vacant internships in different UN entities below, choose what you like the most⬇️

πŸ”ΉPUBLIC INFORMATION
πŸ™Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
πŸ“Location: New York
πŸ•Duration: 3 months and up to but not exceeding 6 months starting in September 2022, full-time.
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 02 February 2023
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉINTERN TO SUPPORT THE ADOLESCENT SKILLS AND EMPLOYABILITY INITIATIVE
πŸ™Department/Office: UNICEF
πŸ“Location: Maldives
πŸ•Duration: 6 months starting from 1st August 2022- 30th January 2023, with the possibility of extension if funds are available.
πŸ’°Payment: A monthly allowance of MVR 5,000 will be paid upon submission of the monthly report.
πŸ“†Deadline: 21 Aug 2022 West Asia Standard Time
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉPROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
πŸ™Department/Office: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
πŸ“Location: Nairobi, Cairo
πŸ•Duration: 2 or 6 months, full-time.
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 04 February 2023
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉPOLITICAL AFFAIRS
πŸ™Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
πŸ“Location: Geneva
πŸ•Duration: up to 6 months, (5) days per week (40 hours).
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 18 August 2022
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉSOCIAL MEDIA, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) project
πŸ™Department/Office: UNICEF
πŸ“Location: New York
πŸ•Duration: 6 months starting from 1st August 2022- 30th January 2023, with the possibility of extension if funds are available.Full-time, 35 hours/a week.
πŸ’°Payment: USD 1,700 per month in the following offices: New York, Geneva, and Copenhagen; or​​​​​​​ 70% of the monthly salary of the General Service (GS) level 3 step 1 in all other duty stations.
πŸ“†Deadline: 25 August 2022 at midnight NY eastern standard time (EST)
πŸ”—Apply here

❗️Remember that the best way to understand whether a job at the UN suits you is to visit it and speak with its representatives.
And we do offer this opportunity during our study trips, find more info and register here!
UNICEF FOR EVERY CHILD

There is no better moment to talk about children and young people than on the Knowledge dayπŸ“š

Of course today we are going to talk about The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), an organization, which helps children and mothers all over the world🌐
We’ve collected some basic facts about UNICEF, so let’s check what you already know!πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

πŸ”‘KEY FACTS:

πŸ”ΉUNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
πŸ”ΉUNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines, it supports child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, quality education and skill building, HIV prevention and treatment for mothers and babies, and the protection of children and adolescents from violence and exploitation.
πŸ”ΉThere are 5 core values of UNICEF: care, respect, integrity, trust and accountability
πŸ”ΉA lot of celebrities and prominent figures are among UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors: Katy Perry, Leo Messi, Orlando Bloom, David Beckham, Jackie Chan, Shakira, Ricky Martin and many others.
πŸ”ΉOne of UNICEF projects is Voices of Youth. It’s a digital community, where young people (13-24 y.o) can share and read different kinds of content to inspire each other to make a difference in the world.
πŸ”ΉYou can become a volunteer (UN Volunteers programme) or apply for a temporary position at UNICEF via this link

❗️Visit UNICEF in person in Geneva and Tashkent, register for our study trips here

πŸ““ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

πŸ”»UNICEF Annual report 2021
πŸ”»About UNICEF in Uzbekistan
🌐WORLD POPULATION TO REACH 8 BILLION ON 15 NOVEMBER 2022🌐

It’s one of the main key messages of the UN’s World Population Prospects 2022 report but there are more important conclusions below, let’s check them out:

πŸ”ΉThe world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022.
Slowest growth rate since 1950s: in 2020, the global population growth rate fell under 1 per cent per year for the first time since 1950.
πŸ”ΉThe world’s population is projected to reach a peak of around 10.4 billion people during the 2080s and to remain at that level until 2100.
πŸ”ΉPopulation growth is caused in part by declining levels of mortality, as reflected in increased levels of life expectancy at birth.
πŸ”Ή2/3 of the projected increase in global population through 2050 will be driven by the momentum of past growth that is embedded in the youthful age structure of the current population. Such growth would occur even if childbearing in today’s high-fertility countries were to fall immediately to around two births per woman.
πŸ”ΉSustained high fertility and rapid population growth present challenges to the achievement of sustainable development. The necessity of educating growing numbers of children and young people, for example, draws resources away from efforts to improve the quality of education.
πŸ”ΉMore than half of the projected increase in global population up to 2050 will be concentrated in just 8 countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and the United Republic of Tanzania.
πŸ”ΉIndia is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country during 2023.

πŸ“– Find more fascinating facts and statistics in the full report

πŸ“šADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

πŸ—£Press Conference: The Global Population will surpass 8 billion people this year
UN JOB OPENINGS

Today we start a new tradition β€” Day of UN Careers, which means that every Monday we'll post relevant internships for youπŸ’Ό
Send a reaction if you like it! πŸ˜‰

Let's get it started⬇️

πŸ”ΉLEGAL AFFAIRS
πŸ™Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
πŸ“Location: Jerusalem
πŸ•Duration: from 3 to 6 months, full-time.
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 12.09.2022, 11:59 p.m. (New York time).
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉFINANCE
πŸ™Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget
πŸ“Location: New York
πŸ•Duration: 3 months with an opportunity for extension, full-time (35 hours/ a week).
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 21.09.2022, 11:59 p.m. (New York time)
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉLEGAL AFFAIRS
πŸ™Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
πŸ“Location: the Hague
πŸ•Duration: not indicated, starts in January.
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 05.11.2022, 11:59 p.m. (New York time)
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉEVENTS AND MULTIMEDIA
πŸ™Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
πŸ“Location: Geneva
πŸ•Duration: from 3 and to 6 months, full-time (40 hours/a week)
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 14.11.2022, 11:59 p.m. (New York time).
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉCOMMUNICATION AND WEB DESIGN
πŸ™Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
πŸ“Location: New York
the Internship might be performed remotely, in hybrid attendance or fully in-person from New York.
πŸ•Duration: from 2 to 6 months, full-time (35 hours/a week).
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 30.12.2022, 11:59 p.m. (New York time)
πŸ”—Apply here

❗️Remember that the best way to understand whether a job at the UN suits you is to visit it and speak with its representatives.
And we do offer this opportunity during our study trips, find more info and register here!
UN INTERNSHIPS

It’s time for new internships at the UN, find the one you like the most and apply for it!⬇️

πŸ”ΉBUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Finance Section)
πŸ™Organization: UNICEF
πŸ“Location: Budapest, Hungary
πŸ•Duration: from 3 to 6 months, full-time (40 hours/a week).
πŸ’°Payment: HUF 256,000 per month for full-time arrangements
πŸ“†Deadline: 23.09.2022 Central Europe Daylight Time
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉCONFERENCE SERVICES
πŸ™Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
πŸ“Location: Beirut
πŸ•Duration: from 2 to 6 months, full-time, 35 hours/a week
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 30.12.2022, 11:59 p.m. (New York time)
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉSOCIAL MEDIA (Tik Tok)
πŸ™Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
πŸ“Location: Amman, Jordan
πŸ•Duration: 3 months, extendable, starting June 2022
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 30.12.2022, 11:59 p.m. (New York time).
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉGRAPHIC DESIGN
πŸ™Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
πŸ“Location: New York
πŸ•Duration: 6 months, full-time (35 hours/ a week).
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 31.12.2022, 11:59 p.m. (New York time)
πŸ”—Apply here

πŸ”ΉINFORMATION MANAGEMENT
πŸ™Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
πŸ“Location: New York
πŸ•Duration: from 3 to 6 months, full-time, 40 hours/a week.
πŸ’°Payment: Unpaid
πŸ“†Deadline: 07.01.2023, 11:59 p.m. (New York time).
πŸ”—Apply here

❗️Remember that the best way to understand whether a job at the UN suits you is to visit it and speak with its representatives.
And we do offer this opportunity during our study trips, find more info and register here!
77th session of the UN General Assembly

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the Organization, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations. That's why annual sessions of the GA are key events where the most burning topics are discussed at the highest level.

❗️The 77th session starts TODAY at 3 PM (NY time), you can watch the 1st plenary meeting online here
πŸ“šMeanwhile you can read the Agenda of the 77th session in the file below