Are you a student or you are just graduated? Do you like communication? This is the perfect internship for you. Apply now for this position for the Information Centre Services (ICS) and buy the ticket for New York.

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Organization: this internship is located in the Information Centre Services (ICS), Strategic Communications Division (SCD) of the Department of Public Information. The ICS provides substantive, administrative, and technical support to the global network of United Nations Information Centres.T he intern is under the overall supervision of the Chief of ICS and the direct supervision of a staff member in one of the organizational units within the ICS


Duty Station: New York


Open To: students or graduated in Journalism, Communication, Media Studies, Information Science, Information Systems, International Relations or related field


Timeframe: six months


Deadline: 15/02/2019


Job description: the intern is responsible for the following duties:

- research UN and/or external information repositories for print and/or digital materials on specific thematic issues, in cooperation with appropriate substantive focal points;

- collect, compile, and/or draft content for regular and ad-hoc information materials;
- research, draft and/or update online content for websites and/or social media accounts, with guidance from subject matter experts and relevant substantive focal points;
- support web-based video conferences between offices at Headquarters and in the field, with guidance from relevant operational focal points.
- provide general office support.

Qualifications: To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following  conditions must be met:
- applicants are required to:

  1. be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in Journalism, Communication, Media Studies, Information Science, Information Systems, International Relations or related field;
  2. be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
  3. Or have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;

- be proficient in standard office automation equipment (e.g. computer, scanner, printer, etc.) and software systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows 7 or similar; Microsoft Office or similar; Outlook or similar, etc.);

- have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;

- have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include the willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of one or more official United Nations languages is desirable.


Wage: not paid


Application process:  to apply for this Internship press on the button “Apply now” and including a Cover Letter and a Personal History Profile, on the United Nations careers portal


Useful links:

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 "Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." -- Eleanor Roosevelt


Today, December 10th, the International Human Rights Day occurs just as every year. It is an important day for human beings, all of them, and despite those rights  being also known as fundamental rights of every human being, men, women, children, without making differentiations based on race, gender, language, religion ... unfortunately they are not yet recognized as they should. That 10th of December 1948, when the United Nations Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drawn up by people with different and distant cultural backgrounds, we have been shown instead how we can be aware of what is right or wrong and how we can be united after a tragic and wearying event like World War II. This December 10th though adds something more; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates its 70th birthday. This merry event cheers us up a little and reminds us that this valuable document based on dignity, equality and respect towards and for all individuals, affects us closely and if we get to know it and appreciate it will empower us to assert our most important rights and values. The United Nations commemorates this day with numerous events around the world; from Europe to Africa, from the United States to Asia and back to South America. These events can be consulted on the website edited ad hoc by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - OHCHR - which promotes the 'Stand up 4 Human Rights' campaign which, in this digitalized era, has been diligently furnished with the related tag #Standup4humanrights. In Italy this day  will also be commemorated in 80 Italian cities by a torchlight procession organized by some of the major well known NGOs such as ActionAid, Amnesty International Italy, Caritas, EMERGENCY, Oxfam, which invite people to join the event which carries the title ‘Diritti a testa alta’, #Dirittiatestaalta, with the message that "today more than ever it is urgent to recover the principles of humanity and civil cohabitation that are the fundamentals of the Declaration and that the rhetoric of fear is trying to dismantle". The list of  the citys' squares is available at this link. We therefore welcome the invitation that the organizations from all over the world pass on to us; let’s use this day to think about the immense power that the Declaration bestows on humanity above all in the valorization of dignity.


Edited by Ludovica Mango


For curiosities about a breaf history of the Declaration read our article: Human Rights History in pills in the section International Organizations

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and must act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. »
This is what is mentioned in the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed in Paris on December 10th, 1948, whose drafting was promoted by the United Nations for application in all member states. The Declaration of Human Rights is an ethical code of fundamental historical importance: for the first time in the history of humanity, in fact, a document that concerned all the people of the world without distinction was produced; for the first time it was written that there are rights that every human being must be able to enjoy for the only reason of existing. Every year on December 10th the International Day of Human Rights is celebrated, to commemorate the proclamation  of this important document.

The aim of this day is to educate and raise awareness about respect for men as such and to remember the steps taken by society towards the respect of all human beings, against slavery and the abolition of individual rights. It is no coincidence that the day presents itself as a moment of confrontation and reflection to pay tribute to all human rights defenders who, through their actions, struggle to put an end to discrimination and injustice.
In 1993, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was established to protect and promote human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration.
The Declaration of Human Rights serves as an inspiring muse for another international treaty, namely the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR); adopted in the Council of Europe and signed in Rome on the 4th of November 1950, it can be defined as the purest and most complete form of protection of human rights, as it is legally binding. This Convention has made possible the creation of the European Court of Human Rights in 1959, which is based in Strasbourg and has as its main objective the respect of the rights established by the same Cedu. To protect human rights in Europe, the European Union Agency for Human Rights was set up in 2007, as an evolution of the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia.

Human rights are the foundations of freedom, peace, development and justice and it is essential to make laws to protect and support human rights, just as men and women who are courageously struggling to protect their own and others' rights.

A number of UN peacekeeping operations have a human rights component. In total, UN activities in the field of human rights are currently carried out on the territory of 30 nations. They contribute to strengthening national capacities in the areas of human rights legislation, administration and education; investigate violations that are reported and assist governments in taking corrective measures where they are needed. The International Day of Human Rights is therefore one of the flagship events in the calendar of the United Nations headquarters and is honored with high-profile political conferences and cultural events such as exhibitions or concerts on the subject of human rights. Furthermore, the two most important awards in this field are traditionally attributed in this day, namely the UN Human Rights Prize, awarded in New York, and the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. We also have links to the Vienna Declaration and Action Program (VDPA) adopted by the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights in 1993; this meeting marked a fundamental moment to reaffirm the importance of the value of cooperation and to develop awareness of the North-South cleavage, as well as constituted a significant turning point in attitudes towards women.
Until now, human rights have rarely figured in the diagnoses or recipes suggested by the international community; instead, it would be good for governments to invest in human rights with the same conviction with which they invest in economic recovery.
The international law is clear: "Whoever you are, wherever you live, your voice counts".


Useful Links: some of the international organizations and NGO’s which are involved directly in human rights:

- United Nations Office of the High Commissiones for Human Rights - OHCHR

- European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

- Corte Europea dei Diritti dell'Uomo

- Amnesty International

- Human Rights Watch

- Human Rights Action Center

- OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

- Human Rights Without Frontiers

- Asian Human Rights Commision

- African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

- Council of Europe


Read our article dedicated to the International Day of Human Rights: 10th of December 2018: 70 years of Human Rights Day in the section International Organizations

Eccellente opportunità di tirocinio con le Nazioni Unite!

La Conferenza delle Nazioni Unite per il commercio e lo sviluppo offre la possibilità di svolgere un tirocinio in materia di scienze, tecnologia e innovazione. Sei interessato al lavoro delle Nazioni Unite e sei pronto ad impegnarti per sostenerlo? Non perdere l'opportunità. Invia la tua candidatura ora!

Per altre opportunità simili visita la sezione Organizzazioni Internazionali


Ente: L'UNCTAD è un organismo intergovernativo permanente istituito dall'Assemblea generale delle Nazioni Unite nel 1964. La sede centrale si trova a Ginevra, in Svizzera.
L'UNCTAD fa parte del Segretariato delle Nazioni Unite e riferisce all'Assemblea Generale delle Nazioni Unite e al Consiglio Economico e Sociale, ma ha una propria composizione, leadership e budget. Fa anche parte del gruppo di sviluppo delle Nazioni Unite. L'UNCTAD aiuta i paesi in via di sviluppo ad accedere ai benefici di un'economia globalizzata in modo più equo ed efficace e li aiuta ad affrontare i potenziali inconvenienti di una maggiore integrazione economica. Per fare ciò, UNCTAD fornisce analisi, facilita la costruzione del consenso e offre assistenza tecnica. Questo li aiuta a usare il commercio, gli investimenti, la finanza e la tecnologia come veicoli per uno sviluppo inclusivo e sostenibile.

Dove: Ginevra


Destinatari: candidato iscritto a un programma di scuola di specializzazione (secondo titolo universitario o equivalente, o superiore) con forte interesse per l’attività delle Nazioni Unite

Quando: Lo stage durerà 4 mesi  (1 febbraio - 31 maggio 2019)

Scadenza: 20 gennaio 2019


Descrizione dell’offerta: Questa posizione si trova nella sezione Politica della scienza, della tecnologia e dell'innovazione della sezione Scienza, tecnologia e ICT, Divisione di tecnologia e logistica.

I doveri possono includere, ma non sono limitati a:

- Assistenza nella preparazione di materiali di comunicazione (presentazioni, dichiarazioni, visualizzazioni, volantini, comunicati stampa, newsletter) relativi a scienza, tecnologia e innovazione e alla sessione annuale della Commissione delle Nazioni Unite su scienza e tecnologia per lo sviluppo (CSTD), una riunione delle parti interessate per discutere di come la scienza, la tecnologia e l'innovazione possano servire come fattori abilitanti dello sviluppo sostenibile e dell'agenda 2030;
- Contribuire al brainstorming, alla narrazione creativa e ai video per evidenziare il contributo di scienza, tecnologia e innovazione allo sviluppo sostenibile;
- Assistere nella creazione di contenuti e identificare il materiale pertinente da pubblicare sui canali dei social media per aumentare il profilo delle attività della Sezione e del CSTD;
- Assistenza nell'aggiornamento del sito Web CSTD e copertura degli eventi relativi a CSTD sui social media;
- Intraprendere ricerche relative alle tematiche prioritarie CSTD sull'impatto dei rapidi cambiamenti tecnologici sullo sviluppo sostenibile e sul ruolo della scienza, della tecnologia e dell'innovazione;
- Assistenza durante la ventiduesima sessione del CSTD, che si terrà a Ginevra nel maggio 2019;
- Supportare altre attività come richiesto.

Requisiti:  Il candidato ideale per questa posizione:

- Parla e scrive in modo chiaro ed efficace;

- Ascolta gli altri, interpreta correttamente i messaggi degli altri e risponde in modo appropriato;
- Dimostra apertura nella condivisione delle informazioni;
- Lavora in collaborazione con i colleghi per raggiungere gli obiettivi organizzativi;
- sollecita l'input valutando genuinamente le idee e le competenze degli altri ed è disposto ad imparare dagli altri;
- Inserisce l'agenda della squadra prima dell'agenda personale;
- agisce in conformità con la decisione finale del gruppo anche quando tali decisioni potrebbero non riflettere interamente la propria posizione;
- cerca di vedere le cose dal punto di vista dei clienti;
- Stabilisce e mantiene collaborazioni produttive con i clienti guadagnando la loro fiducia e rispetto;                                                                                                                
- identifica i bisogni dei clienti e li abbina a soluzioni appropriate;
- Mantiene i clienti informati su progressi o battute d'arresto nei progetti;
- Soddisfa la tempistica per la consegna di prodotti o servizi al cliente;

Per candidarsi è necessario:
- Essere iscritti a un programma di scuola di specializzazione (secondo titolo universitario o equivalente o superiore); o
- essere iscritti nell'anno accademico finale di un primo corso di laurea (livello minimo triennale o equivalente); o
- avere un diploma universitario. I candidati che non sono in grado di iniziare lo stage entro un anno dalla laurea non saranno accettati.
-  avere ottime conoscenze informatiche e di applicazioni software standard;
- dimostrare vivo interesse per il lavoro delle Nazioni Unite
- Avere capacità di interagire con successo con persone di diversa estrazione culturale con la volontà di comprendere e tollerare opinioni e punti di vista diversi.

I candidati non sono tenuti ad avere un'esperienza lavorativa professionale per la partecipazione al programma.

Per questo tirocinio è richiesta una buona conoscenza della lingua inglese. La conoscenza di un' ulteriore lingua ufficiale delle Nazioni Unite è un vantaggio.

Costi/Retribuzioni: non retribuito


Guida all’application:

Per questa posizione ci si candida online visitando il link all'offerta 

Nella domanda di candidatura è necessario inserire:

- Titolo di laurea che si sta attualmente perseguendo;
- Data del conseguimento della laurea;                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
- Elenco delle competenze e i programmi IT di cui si è esperti;
- Spiegazione del perché si è il miglior candidato per la posizione 

Assicurarsi di includere tutte le precedenti esperienze lavorative, se ce ne sono; Competenze IT e tre (3) referenze.

A causa dell'elevato volume di richieste ricevute, verranno contattati SOLTANTO i candidati selezionati.

Informazioni utili:  Figli o fratelli di un membro del personale non possono fare richiesta per uno stage presso le Nazioni Unite.

Link utili: link all'offerta

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When Paolo Petrocelli, 32, takes the stage at the last session of the Open Ceremony of the International Careers Festival at the Auditorium della Tecnica, everyone is impressed by his young age. After having heard distinguished professionals, among which the Minister Plenipotentiary Francesca Tardioli and the Director of Human Resources at FAO Monika Altmaier, no one would have ever imagined to be impressed by the last speech of the inauguration.

With a natural approach, he humbly starts his dissertation on “Youth and the UN” in front of more than one thousand young students gathered at the imposing conference hall of Confindustria. From the very beginning, his speech reveals an extraordinary personality and a remarkable curriculum. Indeed, his intervention results in being far more inspiring than a simple presentation.

With his charisma, he introduces the UNESCO institution, founded in 1945 with the aim of spreading worldwide peace and dialogue through education, science and culture. He stresses the fact that the organisation was created in war time, when the only purpose people had was surviving from the harsh World War II. Petroncelli puts the focus on the values that the different ministers of education, collected in 1943 to fight Nazis through the promotion of culture, were trying to convey while creating the organisation. After seventy years, the same creativity and desire motivate him to act. He is concerned about the interaction of the organisation and youth and he personally aims at promoting the cooperation among the two.

Therefore, he was nominated Youth Delegate for the National Committee for UNESCO at the Paris Congress in 2011, where he represented Italy at the 7th Global Youth Forum.  The main issue discussed was the understanding on how young people could access UNESCO, in order to boost the change in our societies in a collaborative environment.

Six years ago, his motivation has driven him to the brilliant idea of proposing the foundation of the first Youth Committee of UNESCO in Italy. “We wanted to let our voices be heard from the UN in Paris” he claims, and that is what actually happened: with the implementation of his project, the Youth Committee of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO was founded and the First National Assembly took place in Rome on 15-16 January 2016.

“I didn’t want to wait for an opportunity to come. I wanted to act.” That is the ultimate message he launches to the young audience. While considering the idea of creating an opportunity for youth to be an active part of UNESCO, he has made an impact on the system.


By Valentina Carrara


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