54th Graduate Study Programme (4 to 15 July 2016) Theme: Humanitarian assistance and Development

As in previous years, the United Nations Information Service at Geneva will organize a two-week Graduate Study Programme at the Palais des Nations for a group qualified post graduate students from all over the world. The 54th Geneva Graduate Study Programme will take place from 4 to 15 July 2016.

The theme for this year will be: “Humanitarian assistance and development”

The programme will examine the role that the United Nations plays or should play in meeting the ever growing need for humanitarian relief and providing long-term development aid. Senior officials and experts of the United Nations and the Geneva-based specialized agencies will give a series of lectures. The lectures will be followed by panel discussions. Participants are expected to attend all the lectures and participate in working groups.

As in the past, we would be most grateful for your assistance in bringing this programme to the attention of government authorities, universities and institutes of higher education in your region. The application form and detailed information are available on our website www.unog.ch/gsp. Applications as well as the requested documents have to be submitted online.

Relevant information on the Graduate Study Programme is also being sent to government authorities through the Permanent Missions and Permanent Observer Offices to the United Nations at Geneva.

It is important to inform candidates that the United Nations does not provide assistance towards the travel and living expenses of participants. Please also note that this programme will be conducted in English and French without interpretation, therefore candidates must be fluent in both languages.

The deadline for receipt of applications for the Graduate Study Programme is Tuesday 1st March 2016. Selected candidates will be notified of their selection by mid-April 2016.