“The International Geneva” is taking place from June 15th – 21st.

During 5 days, the participants get to know the different international organizations based in Geneva and the NGOs working on their side. The very special dynamics of these relations makes Geneva an inevitable location of international negotiations. UNA Switzerland and GIMUN have developed this event in common in order to elaborate a qualitative programme (which details will be released in the upcoming weeks).

This year, the event especially targets students and young people interested in international relations who want to know more about the multilateral world and get an overview of the work of international organizations in Europe. As you can see in the flyer attached, 100 CHF participation fee are required to participate, but accommodation, local transportation and most of the meals are taken in charge by UNA Switzerland.

To apply, a short motivation letter (max. 1 A4) and a CV should be sent until April 30th. Please also note that we will cover the travel expenses of two participants from non EU-countries. In this case, an additional letter, clearly stating the reasons of the financial aid requirement, must be attached to the two previously mentioned documents, and the application deadline for these specific demands is already on April 13th.

Don’t hesitate to contact Fanny Charmey if you have any questions regarding this programme, She can be reached at following addresses: fanny.charmey@gmail.com, info@schweiz-uno.ch, internationalgeneva@gimun.org.

UNA Switzerland and GIMUN are already looking forward to welcoming you in Geneva!


UN Secretary-General is traveling to the Russian Federation and Ukraine

The Secretary-General is departing New York this afternoon for a visit which will take him to the Russian Federation and to Ukraine as part of his diplomatic efforts to encourage all parties to resolve the current crisis peacefully.

The Secretary-General has consistently called for a solution that is guided by the principles of the United Nations Charter.

His first stop will be Moscow, where tomorrow, 20 March, he will meet with President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other senior officials.

The Secretary-General will travel on Friday, 21 March, to Kiev, where he will hold talks with Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and other officials.

While in the Ukrainian capital, he will also meet with members of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission and representatives of civil society.