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A Press Secretary's Role in International Organizations -- using internships as an aid in designing one's career

2012-12-7 (Fri) 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Global Collaboration Center will hold an international career seminar on Friday, December 7. The themes of this seminar are: developing a career as a press secretary at an international organization and developing one's career through internships.

NIINO Tomoko, former Press Secretary for UNICEF in Pakistan, will speak about her experiences as the Report Unit Chief for UNICEF in Pakistan and also her work in other organizations and how her experience, including those in internships, are utilized in her current job. As a child, Ms. Niino was interested in playing a role in international humanitarian support although she didn't think of such in terms of being member of UNICEF or UNHCR. In the future, it's possible she will continue to be active as a career press secretary at the UN in New York and in areas of unrest in the world.

In this seminar, first she will speak about the importance and challenges of reporting at the UN --  the content, target groups, functions, and challenges and how she utilizes her experience in her current job. In the second half of the seminar, she will talk about important points when making a emergency humanitarian report. Following that participants will practice writing reports in a mini workshop.

Lecturer: NIINO Tomoko, former Report Unit Chief, UNICEF Pakistan Country Office

Brief bio of NIINO Tomoko,

After graduating from graduate school in the U.S., she served as an intern at the headquarters of the Department of Humanitarian Affairs (current UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) in New York. Following that, she worked at UNHCR in Uganda, WFP in Indonesia, ICRC in Afghanistan, Japan Red Cross in Chile, Cabinet Office's International Peace Cooperation Headquarters, and UNICEF in Haiti and Pakistan.


There is no fee for attending this seminar.

Registration is required.

How to apply:

To register, send your name and the name of your organization to info@glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp. Entitle your email "Application for December 7 Seminar."

Date: 2012-12-7 (Fri) 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Room #L3, 3rd floor, Toyonaka Comprehensive Building, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is required.
URL: http://www.glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp/research/121207.html
Contact: Global Collaboration Center

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