In 2018 and 2019, we began a program of small group study tours to the UN. During both years, we took groups of 10 for a week’s immersion in the UN in New York and Geneva.
In 2020, our tours have had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but we plan to resume these tours in 2021.
This page provides information about our previous tours and provides the opportunity for you to go on our mailing list for information about our future tours.
“The Geneva Study Tour was a wonderful opportunity to observe what goes on in the world. We could not have possibly ever seen these things without the UN Association connections,” Caroline Bui, Geneva 2019 participant
Age Journalist, Bianca Hall, took part in the 2019 Geneva Tour as a recipient of the 2019 Peter McMullin United Nations Association of Australia Study Tour Scholarship. Read Bianca’s account here: Geneva Study Tour Article – Bianca Hall.
UNAA Tours to the UN
During these tours, participants spend a week touring the UN headquarters in Geneva and New York City and meeting with UN officials and representatives of such agencies as UNICEF, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), World Health Organisation (WHO), UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Meetings are also held with organisations which link into the UN such as the Association for the Prevention of Torture, Crisis Action and the International Peace Institute.
Read the 2019 NYC Study Tour Guide
“The UNAAV Study Tour to New York proved to be an invaluable and thoroughly enjoyable experience. We were provided with unique insight into the priorities, plans and projects of the UN and its agencies, and given the opportunity to make connections and learn from people working within the organisation, including many Australians”, Dani Pallister, 2018 NYC Tour participant.
“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.” “I 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,” Geneva 2018 participant Alicia Mathews.
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