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WMO Report: 2018 to be among the hottest years on record 

Global temperatures in 2018 are set to be the fourth highest on record, the UN has said, stressing the urgent need for action to rein in runaway warming of the planet.

In a report released ahead of a major climate summit in Poland, the World Meteorological Organisation pointed out that the 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, and that "2018 is on course to be the 4th warmest year on record".

"This would mean that the past four years – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 – are also the four warmest years in the series," the UN agency said in its provisional report on the state of the climate this year.

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UN helps hundreds of C. American caravans migrants return home                 

The United Nations said Friday it had helped hundreds of Central Americans who travelled with migrant caravans towards the United States to return to their home countries.

The International Organization for Migration said as of Wednesday, it had helped 453 migrants, including unaccompanied children, who had expressed the desire to return to their countries of origin.

In addition, "over 300 Central American migrants have expressed their interest in returning from Tijuana, and IOM is coordinating safe and dignified means of transport for them," the UN agency's spokesman Joel Millman told reporters in Geneva.

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Students say that unpaid internships are exploitative

A college internship could either be a college student’s best opportunity or a complete waste of time.

Although internships provide an exclusive look into a student’s career choice, many of the internships are unpaid even if they are required for graduation, which is a problem for students like Kyland Evans.

“An unpaid internship can take away time you could be using to make money or study for an assignment,” Evans said. “You may feel as though you’re doing productive work, but some people may not respect that you’re not getting paid for what you do.                                           Read more about it here

                       GIA Drinks - Théâtre de la Madeleine

Hey guys, 

This Thursday we will be having our GIA drinks at the Théâtre de la Madaleine near Rive (yes, it's an actual theater), so definitely come along to know this special venue. As a little nod to the awesome event we had last Saturday, we will have music from our beloved DJ 17°

As always GIA wristbands will be on sale for 3 chf till 22:00 for the ones that still dont have one.

*****Drinks prices with the GIA Wristband*****

Wine - 5 CHF
Small Beer - 3 CHF
Pint of Beer - 5 CHF
Long Drinks - 10 CHF
GIApirinha - 10 CHF
Special Cocktails - 14 CHF

There will also be Latino food available on the night.

Beef Empanadas : 5 CHF
Vegetables Empanadas : 5 CHF
Coxinhas: 5 CHF
Salteñas (chicken): 6 CHF

Where: Théâtre de la Madeleine (Rue de la Madeleine 10, 1204 Genève)
When: Starting from 20:30 
How To Get There: Get to the Molard bus/tram stop with the Tram 12 or Bus 2, 7, 10 and after that is just a 3 minutes walk.

See you guys there, and feel free to bring your friends, the more the merrier!

- GIA Social Affairs Team
Make sure to follow the event on Facebook, here

Geneva Blabla Language Exchange - Friday 7th of December

With this Language Exchange you can learn the local language or improve your skills in Japanese, French, English, Korean, Spanish, German, Russian, etc...

Blabla Language Exchange helps you ameliorate your language skills through the discussion of various preset topics to share with fellow group members, as well as question- answer games and other interactive activities.
                                                                                                                           Find out more here

Apero Latino

An atmosphere with tonalities from Latin America in a warm place.

Cumbia, baile funk, salsa, bossa make you dance while sipping a Pisco sour or other traditional cocktails.

Brazilian coxinhas, Bolivian salteñas, empanadas of all kinds...a tasteful trip guaranteed for your taste buds!
                                                                                     For more information, click here

Film Screening for Students & Interns: Jaha's Promise

The Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invites you to a film screening of 'Jaha’s Promise', a film about Gambian anti-female genital mutilation activist Jaha Dukureh. In the documentary, Jaha returns to her country of birth to confront the harmful tradition that she and 200 million women and girls have undergone globally.

This event aims to bring together students and interns in Geneva to discuss human rights and activism just four days ahead of International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the UDHR. We will be joined for a discussion by Geneva's UNFPA Director Monica Ferro, who has been active in Portuguese politics for twenty years and is a leading voice on gender equality.

                                                                                               For more information, click here

The Concert for Human Rights

On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 10th Anniversary of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room inauguration, the concert will be performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands and the Harmonia Symphony Orchestra, which will be led by conductor Pablo Mielgo, together with soprano Fatma Said, baritono Leo Nucci and Chinese mezzosoprano Huiling Zhu.
Registration is required, follow this link for more info
Christmas Mexican Market
No automatic alt text available.Come to the first edition of this Christmas Mexican Market were Mexican entrepreneurs living in Switzerland will join proposing a great variety of unique products (jewelry, accessories, Mexican silver, spirits, Mexican groceries and much more) available all together in one place.
Seasonal food: Ponche, tamales, churros and the festive environment will be there for this special season. They will also have a traditional piñata!
For more details, click here

GIA is an association of interns, for and by interns. That means that the leadership team is always changing. So we always need new members.



We are looking for a tech savvy person to join our team as a Webmaster. Tasks include maintaining our site and online systems.

If you are interested in the vacancy, please fill out this recruitment form>> for more information or email


Do you have a passion to put pen to paper? GIA is looking for you! Tell us about your internship experiences, projects you are working on or submit an article of your choice.

If you are interested in becoming a Newsletter Columnist email us at


Our Team is looking for an aspiring photographer to join our team to chronicle intern life in Geneva

If you are interested in the vacancy, this recruitment form>> for more information or email


Our Team is looking for someone to step up and fill the "second in command" role in our executive team with the idea of eventually becoming the next chair of the association. 

If you are interested in the vacancy, this recruitment form>> for more information or email

GIA an association of interns working in International Organisations and NGOs in Geneva. Our three main aims are to improve:

- The Professional Welfare of Interns (e.g.campaigning to improve working conditions, seeking fair remuneration and diversifying the accessibility of internship programmes)

- Life Beyond Work (e.g. by continuing and improving interns’ social events like GIA Drinks and GIA Lunches)

- Continuity and a Lasting Institution (having a formal association will help passing experience and information from one generation of interns to the next)
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