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UNITAR’s United Nations Immersion Programme: A Gateway to Global Diplomacy

UNITAR’s United Nations Immersion Programme: A Gateway to Global Diplomacy


Embark on a transformative journey with UNITAR’s United Nations Immersion Programme in Geneva. Immerse yourself in the heart of international diplomacy with our 5-day field visits, providing an exclusive opportunity to explore the main UN offices and gain a firsthand understanding of the United Nations.

Programme Highlights

Experience a balanced mix of activities at the historic Palais des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva, including:

  • Expert Lectures
  • Training Workshops
  • Multilateral Conferences
  • Private Guided Tours
  • Career Development Sessions

Our goal is to empower participants with knowledge and skills in diplomacy, enabling effective engagement in diverse international settings. Connect with UN institutions and staff, building networks and gaining insights into your future career path.

Programme Content

The UN Immersion Programme to Geneva offers a comprehensive overview of the United Nations. Participants will gain solid knowledge of international affairs, core diplomatic skills, and engage in activities with key Geneva-based agencies, such as:

  • United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Scheduled in February, May, July, and August 2024, the programme focuses on career development within the United Nations. Explore the programme’s agenda and expert biographies in our previous edition’s welcome guide. 

Premium Package

Opt for our Premium Package to elevate your experience. This includes a 4-week UN Young Leaders Online Training Programme as a preparatory e-Learning course. Delivered on the UNITAR online platform, the course features:

  • Module 1: The United Nations
  • Module 2: Conference Diplomacy
  • Module 3: Sustainable Development Goals
  • Module 4: Cross-cultural Communication

Premium Package participants receive accommodation in Geneva during the field visit, with 6 nights in a reputable hotel, strategically located near the UN institutions (check-in: Sunday before, check-out: Saturday after).


The Immersion Programme welcomes individuals from various backgrounds, including the public and private sectors, NGOs, think tanks, academia, and university students. To ensure quality, only a maximum of 30 participants per field visit and 50 participants per online training programme will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants will be awarded a UNITAR certificate upon completion.

Registration Process

To secure your spot:

  • 1. Visit the event page and click on “registration” to add the programme to your cart.
  • 2. Click “check out” and create your profile on the UNITAR event page.
  • 3. Review your information, select a payment method (credit card or bank transfer), and click “complete payment.”
  • 4. For credit card payments, the process is immediate. For bank transfers, your payment may be delayed.
  • 5. UNITAR will follow up with you via email.

Important dates: 

This program is available at different times in the year, including February, May, July, and August Edition. 

Take a glance at the February Edition:  

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 5 days ( 5 Feb 2024 – 9 Feb 2024)

Price: $2,300

Deadline: Close after 30 participants; first-come, first-served. 

Register for the February Edition here. 

For more information:

Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the world of the United Nations. Apply now for a unique and enriching experience!