Prior to the pandemic, UNAA Victoria was running two tours per year to the UN. As of October 2023, we resumed tours to the UN in Geneva. The study tours, which provide unique access to the UN, will visit Geneva in 2024.
“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.
Click here to read the 2024 UN Study Tours brochure which includes tour dates and registration details.
Registrations are now open for the 2024 Study Tour Geneva in October .
Tours are limited to 10 people per tour so space on each is limited to those who book first.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Bringing the UN to life
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 had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but were pleased to announce their return in 2023 and are now planning our tours for 2024.
This page provides information about our previous tours and provides the opportunity for you to register for the 2024 tour to New York and go on our mailing list for information about our future tours.
“Firstly, I’d like to thank you for organising such an impactful study tour. Walking into the United Nations and engaging with the numerous UN agencies and NGOs closely affiliated with the UN system was an extraordinary part of the experience that the study tour facilitated. I was pleasantly surprised by the networking opportunities that arose unexpectedly; they were an incredibly valuable component of the tour. – Once again, thank you for a memorable and enriching experience.” – Keegan Marsh Geneva 2023 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
2019 NYC Tour participant Zara Ismail said the tour enriched her “understanding of the role of UN and the huge impact it has on member states. I left the tour feeling empowered and motivated to contribute to the greater good of humanity. Not only that, I forged great friendships along the way. I am thankful to have been part of the Study Tour.”
“The daily briefings were incredibly helpful to contextualise everything. Thank you Carlisle! The informal drinks with the judge were really good also, little optional events like that are great…it was a completely wonderful week and I loved all of it!” – Kat Walker, Geneva 2023 participant.
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.
“Having recently returned from the Geneva immersive Study Tour, what an experience and where to begin. This tour will take your mind and body to places it’s never been before. The wealth of this tour goes beyond the site visits, the cohort, the organizations, and the places that you visit. Your cup, both mind and body, is nourished by the conversations, connections, and our common agenda. If you are thinking of it, just do it. You will not regret it.” – Sarah Lisle, Geneva 2023 participant.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to go on the mailing list for future tours. We are accepting registrations for the Geneva Study Tour in 2024.