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Collaboration with the University of St. Gallen

In cooperation with the University of St.Gallen, Greycells organises an annual Seminar at the Masters level as part of the programme:” International Affairs and Governance”.

In 2015 the Seminar comprised three sessions of eight hours devoting major attention to concepts such as Hierarchy, Loyalty, Organisations cultures, Conflicts (internal), and Autonomy. The first session covered issues such as Cohesion and team spirit in multinational, multicultural I.O.’s; Ethics in the work of international civil servants; The Ebola haemorrhagic fever and the World Health Organization (WHO) response; The Post 2015 UN Development Agenda and The governance processes in IOs.The second session was devoted to work in the field, emergency situations, and humanitarian activities. The last session related to applying for work in an IGO, and was supplemented by practical exercises. Seven Greycells members participated in this seminar.

The first session titled "Working in international organisations" of the 2016 Seminar was held in St.Gallen on 11 and 12 March with the participation of three Greycells members. The main goal was to highlight the role of the UN staff in the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030. Some students shared their impressions on this session.