International Organisations Day 2013 @ 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.
20 EXTRA PLACES NOW AVAILABLE
Fifty selected postgraduate students from the University of Sydney will have the opportunity to hear from representatives of the organisations attending on how to plan and build a career within the international field.
Date: Friday 16 August 2013
Time: 9am 4pm
Where: Coombs Theatre and Hedley Bull Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra
Price: Free to attend the conference. All travel costs and accommodation costs must be paid by the participants.
The International Organisations Day will run across two sessions:
- The welcome will include key note speakers Peter van Laere, Director UN ESCAP Bangkok, and Peter Giugni, Red Cross Australia and formerly ICRC
- The Panel Presentation, with distinguished delegates who will share their stories from the field and about their personal career journeys.
- Information session from organisations, including the World Bank, UNHCR, Asian Development Bank, UN Young Professionals Program, Red Cross Australia, World Vision, RedR Australia, Ausaid, Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development, and Teach for Australia
- Careers Fair, including additional organisations Care Australia and Engineers without Borders.
Apply: 20 extra places now available
Places are strictly limited to 70 currently enrolled University of Sydney students studying a master's degree or above. The program is open to both local and international students. 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.
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.