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UN Survey:
World population set to grow another 2.2 billions by 2050 

Monica Ferro, Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Geneva, said the trend globally is towards smaller families, indicating that more people are making choices about exactly how many children they want, or can afford to raise.

Despite the gradual transition to lower fertility rates, which began in Europe in the late 19th century, no country can claim that all their citizens enjoy reproductive rights at all times, Ms Ferro told journalists at a press briefing. “No matter if it is a high fertility-rate country or low fertility-rate country, in both of them, you will find individuals and couples who say they don’t have the number of children they want. They either have too many or too few.”

To read the full article, here
Mayoral intern fired after making racist comments and online bullying, officials say
An intern with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's office has been fired after an online rant of her saying racial slurs has surfaced.

The University of Houston student, who has not been named, was caught leaving racist comments on a Houston filmmaker's Instagram.

Jerry Morka says the former intern left insulting remarks about a model under one of his videos. She then proceeded to say racial slurs, including the N-word, during a recorded phone conversation in which he confronted her.
                                     To read the full article, here
GIA Drinks - Café Cuba
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Hello everyone!

This week we'll be going to the well-known Café Cuba! As you might have guessed from the name of the bar, the place has this cool cuban vibe, for sure you guys will like it. 
Also, this will be our pre-birthday celebration! The real celebration is coming on Friday the 2nd of November, so block your calendar for that date (it's gonna be something really big, just saying)

GIA wristbands so you get the special prices will be on sale till 10:00 pm for 3 chf.

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

                                      Small beer - 4 chf
                                      Canette - 6 chf 
                                      Shots - 4 chf
                                      Wine - 5 chf
                                      Sangria - 5 chf
                                      Tequilla - 5 chf
                                      Long Drinks - 12 chf

Where: Café Cuba (Place du Cirque 1, 1204 Genève)
When: Starting from 20:30
How to get there: Get to the "Cirque" tram/bus stop with the tram 15 or bus 1, 35, after that is just a 2 minutes walk.

See you there and feel free to come with your friends, the more the merrier!

Yours truly, GIA social affairs team

Upcoming GIA's Birthday Celebration


Our 7th aniversary is this Wednesday 24th, but the celebration will be next Friday, and yes, that means that there will not have GIA Drinks next week, but no worries, we assure you that it will be worth it. We cant tell you much at the moment but do save the date. We will have more details on the upcoming days!

Jam Night

Happening every Wednesday! 

The Jam Night is an evening where all musicians are welcome to bring their favorite instrument and enjoy a free drink for participating, so this is a good opportunity in case that you were getting rusty, good change to practice and meet people with similar interests.

                                                         FB event, here

Chevillarde Closing Halloween Party

Sadly Seedspace la Chevillarde is closing. We wouldn't let go of the house without a last good party to celebrate it. 

It will be spooky, it will be creepy...
Dressing up is not an option it's a requirement. We are expecting to see all of you in your craziest outfits. 

Get ready to groove in our haunted house till the sunrise!                                                                                                             FB event here

Entry only 5 CHF! This night is open to anyone interested

Halloween Party at Le Cercle 

One day, a tape arrives.
Without a label or distinctive mark, similar to millions of others.

Curiosity pushes you to watch it, a series of disturbing images, nightmarish visions, an intertwining of dark and bewitching symbols follow.

Come and discover it at the Cercle des Bains on Saturday 27 October..

For more information click here

Hilight Tribe at L'alhambra 

For nearly twenty years, HILIGHT TRIBE members have been travelling the world with a message of peace and unity between peoples and cultures. With more than 750 concerts to their credit, 8 albums and an audience waiting for them at each port, "The Tribe" enjoys international success. Explorers of a world without borders, these five musicians and their sound engineer invite us on a journey with their Natural Trance, a true bridge between tribal music and the sound of tomorrow.
                                                                                                       FB event and tickets, 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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