International Organisations Day 2012 @ ANU
Postgraduate students at the University of Sydney are invited to participate in the International Organisations Day (IOD) for the Asia-Pacific Region. Hosted by Australian National University, this high-profile conference will consist of information sessions presented by a range of multilateral governance institutions and development organisations.
Fifty selected postgraduate students from the University of Sydney will have the opportunity to participate in the following program:
- Keynote addresses from Michael Emery, International Organisation for Migration and Peter Van Laere, UN ESCAP
- Careers Fair and concurrent information sessions from the international organisations including: Asian Development Bank, UN Populations Fun, UN Young Professionals Program, Care Australia and The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
- UN Volunteers Webinar from Bonn, Germany.
Date: Monday 27 August 2012
Where: Australian National University, Canberra
[[b|Price:]] Free to attend the conference. All travel costs and accommodation costs must be paid by the participants. Accommodation options will be provided to attendees.
Apply: Places are strictly limited to 50 currently enrolled University of Sydney students studying a master’s degree or above. The program is open to both local and international students. Fill in the registration form to apply. Places will be filled on a first come first served basis.
The United Nations is an international organisation committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights, and finding solutions to a host of global problems
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The UNHCR is the UN’s primary body for dealing with refugee issues. It is mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.
International Organisations for Migration
The International Organsation for Migration is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1951. It is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
Internships and volunteering
Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation with millions of volunteers in 186 countries. Within Australia, the Red Cross has 60,000 members and volunteers committed to offering practical assistance in times of conflict or natural disaster.
CARE is an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring about lasting change to their communities. We are a non-religious and non-political Australian charity, working together with communities to provide emergency relief and address the underlying causes of poverty.
RedR Australia provides emergency assistance to communities devastated by conflict or major natural disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and effective personnel to humanitarian relief programs worldwide.
Médecins Sans Frontières
Médecins Sans Frontières was founded in 1971 by a small group of doctors and journalists who believed that all people should have access to emergency medical relief.
The Australian section of Médecins Sans Frontières was established in 1994, and it is currently fully funded by private donors. Every year around one hundred Australians and New Zealanders are sent to, and supported in the field by the Sydney office.
Careers and volunteer work
There are many other International Organisations offering opportunities to volunteer or apply for internships. Also watch our website for up and coming events with global organisations.