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GPW20 Virtual Career Fair


The Virtual Career Fair: A GPW20 Side Event

Join the first-ever GPW Virtual Career Fair in Peacebuilding, hosted by the Graduate Institute Career Services, Professional Development Committee, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. Students will have the opportunity to spend 30 minutes with different (mostly) Geneva-based peacebuilding organizations to learn more about recruiting and hiring practices, and to pose questions to current staff. 

Participating organizations will include: the Kofi Annan Foundation, UNESCO, Nonviolent Peaceforce, Quaker United Nations Office, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, United States Institutes of Peace, DCAF, and Interpeace.


Thursday 5 November

10:00 - 16:00 CET


Registration is now closed.

Please note: Capacity of this session is 100 students at any given time. Because this is an all-day event, entry to the session will be first come, first served and one out, one in. 


Participating Organizations:

“Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed.” UNESCO Constitution

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.


Quaker United Nations Office
The Quaker United Nations Office, located in Geneva and New York, works to promote peace and justice at the United Nations and other global institutions. Our work is rooted in the practices, insights and concerns of the global community of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) – and to bring them to international processes, focusing on the areas of peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict, human rights and refugees, sustainable and just economic systems, and climate change. 

QUNO often works behind the scenes, building trust by bringing together people from a range of backgrounds including diplomats, UN officials, staff of non-governmental organizations, academics, experts and practitioners - striving towards international standards and practices that enable and empower peaceful social, political and economic relationships. This comes hand in hand with an extensive range of specialist publications through which we partner with others to harness their expertise and knowledge, particularly from beyond the UN system, and bringing these insights to the attention of policymakers, often providing it in a more accessible form.


Kofi Annan Foundation
The Kofi Annan Foundation mobilises political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. In most cases the expertise and evidence needed to solve pressing problems such as poverty, armed conflict and poor governance already exist. What holds us back is lack of leadership or political will to identify and deliver solutions. The Foundation mobilises those who are in a position to influence and bring leadership to the world’s most pressing problems.


DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance
DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights. DCAF assists partner states, and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms based on international norms and good practices.


Interpeace is an international organization that prevents violence and builds lasting peace. We have 25 years of experience working in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America.


United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully. The Institute pursues its mission by linking research, policy, training, analysis, and direct action to support those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world.


Nonviolent Peaceforce
Nonviolent  Peaceforce  (NP)  is  a  global  civilian  protection  agency  (NGO)  based  in  humanitarian and international  human  rights  law.  Our mission is to protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies, build peace side by side with local communities, and advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity. The deployment of civilian teams, specially trained in nonviolent peacekeeping methods, is a unique approach in civilian protection and violence reduction. By living and working directly in the areas most affected by the conflict, NP builds mutual trust among local actors, including armed state and non-state actors. We are guided by principles of nonviolence, non-partisanship, primacy of local actors, and civilian-to-civilian action.

Founded in 2003, NP current program locations include South Sudan, Iraq, Myanmar and Philippines. The organization’s headquarters are based in Geneva, Switzerland.


Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.