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Career development with the United Nations system (to be held online)


The APU Alumni Association Europe Chapter through its ongoing “Giving Back to APU” campaign & in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of APU & the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, proposes a webinar on career development with the UN that will inspire the next generation of APU students & alumni to explore possibilities of building a career with the UN.
Through a panel discussion and break out session format, APU alumni who are currently serving in several UN organizations and in various capacities will share their stories, draw lessons learned from their own careers and provide practical tips & insiders insight on the recruitment process of the UN.

Date and time: Saturday, 12th December 2020, from 18:00–20:00 (Japan Time)
Target Audience: APU current students and alumni, faculty and staff
Moderator: Mr. Morse Caoagas Flores, Human Rights Officer, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Speakers (All APU alumni):
Mr. Martyn Denis, Reports Officer at UNICEF Country Office, Beijing, China
Mr. Ekraj Imran Sabur, Terrorism Prevention Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC), UNODC Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Ms. Ying Minako Heimann, Communications, Outreach & Knowledge Management Officer, International Finance Corporation, Washington DC, United States
Mr. Hussein Macarambon, National Project Manager, International Labour Organisation (ILO), ILO Country Office, Manila, Philippines
Ms. Gam Siyapah Surathumrong, Programme Associate, UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Center (UNFCCC), Bangkok, Thailand
Mr. Tatsuji Shinohara, Emergency Officer, UNICEF Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mr. Donguk Shin, Communications & Social Media Specialist, UN Volunteers (UNV), UNV HQ, Bonn, Germany
Ms. Anda Uttarak, Communication and Engagement Assistant, UNDP Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
Mr. Yusuke Hara, Associate Refugee Status Determination Officer, UNHCR Uganda
Mr. Pongpanott Deekong, Social and Policy Specialist, UNDP Country Office, Bangkok, Thailand
* Note: The views of the speakers are their own and do not represent their affiliated institutions.

Language: Mainly in English
Seating capacity: 300
Entry: Free
Registration required
※Please note that once the capacity is reached, registration will be closed.

18:00-18:10 Welcome remarks & introductions by the Moderator
18:10-18:20 Opening remarks by President Haruaki Deguchi
18:20-19:00 Panel Discussion (5 speakers to share their stories)
– General overview on the mandate and structure of the UN, including its recruitment
procedures (minimum requirements, skills & competencies & different entry points to the UN:
Internship, UNV, YPP, JPO & Consultancy)
19:00-19:40 Breakout Session (all speakers; based on thematic cluster)
– International Security; Peace (UNODC, IOM & UNFCCC)
– International Cooperation & Development (UNDP, UNV, ILO & World Bank)
– Human Rights & Humanitarian Assistance (OHCHR, UNHCR & UNICEF)
19:40-20:00 Q&A and Recap; Closing remarks

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