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Study Tours

From 2018, we are running small group Study Tours to UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.

New York October 14-19

The United Nations remains one of the most important organisations dedicated to international engagement, but it continues to elicit misunderstanding and controversy. There is a need then to increase the awareness of the positive role that the UN plays in the international community and the contribution it makes to the foreign policy of its member states.

For Australia, the UN represents an opportunity to engage on matters of global concern with countries and develop constructive partnerships with countries with which we have no direct or strategic links. The UN is also the forum where international peace and security, sustainable development, self-determination, and humanitarian assistance are pursued. These are all important issues for Australia.

The UNAA’s core mandate is to inform, inspire and engage all Australians regarding the work, goals, and values of the United Nations. For interested participants, this is an opportunity to engage with sustainable development, economic and social affairs, Indigenous issues, trade, human rights and climate change.

The 2018 tours are being led by Carlisle Richardson, a former ambassador of St Kitts and Nevis to the UN and a former UN Economic Affairs Officer. Carlisle can provide participants with a unique perspective of the inner workings of the UN and links to UN agencies and staff.


 

Geneva May 20-25

Our inaugural study tour to Geneva was a huge success with participants taking part in a week of meetings with UN staff and ambassadors; UN agencies and NGOs.

Participant Alicia Mathews said the tour was a “life changing experience to see first-hand the workings of the United Nations and their role in supporting peace, wellbeing and human rights for all” and said she would “highly recommend the tour to anyone with an interest in the values of the United Nations and a strong interest in learning what you can do in to be a good global citizen of the world”.

 Click here for the Geneva Study Tour Guide

Future Tours

Please email office@unaavictoria.org.au if you would like to go on the mailing list for future tours.