UNA-NY Careers 2012

Are you Thinking of Working for the
UN High Commissioner for Refugees?

Refugee Rights Advocate




Monday, December 3, 2012

6:00-7:00 p.m. | Registration, Networking, Reception
7:00-8:30 p.m. | Presentation

Steelcase, Inc.
4 Columbus Circle (58th Street and Eighth Avenue)
New York, NY

UNA Members: $10
UNA Student Members: FREE
Guests and Non-Members: $15

You must make a reservation to attend (see below)

Have you ever wanted to work with refugees in an international context? Thought about what it was like to work with the High Commissioner for Refugees? Wondered about what life is like in the field?

Our Career Events offer you an opportunity to meet and speak with international personnel who can provide valuable advice while sharing their experiences.

We invite you to come learn about the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, some of the recruitment opportunities with the organization, and what to expect from life in the field — by spending an evening with a former UNHCR employee and experienced refugee rights advocate Livia Rurarz-Huygens.

While an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, Livia Rurarz-Huygens worked with the Lutheran Children and Family Services, an agency that helps newly arrived refugees get situated in their new country. She then went on to study Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where she began working with UNHCR as an intern in the Resettlement and Gender Equality Units.

She was later posted by UNHCR to Lebanon and Kenya, where she worked in the resettlement units with refugees from some of the world's most conflict ridden areas including Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and Congo. During her latest post in Nairobi, she specialized in children's rights and the Best Interest Determination for the child process. She is the author of Among the Asylum Seekers, a short piece on her experiences in Nairobi.

Read Livia's essay  Among the Asylum Seekers

Livia in Nairobi | Photos: Matija Kovac


UNA MEMBERS : $10 (in advance OR at the door)
Only UNA Members have the option of guaranteeing their seats to our Career events by making reservations in advance. Members attend most events for free, or pay the discounted Members' admission.

Not a member yet? Join for a $10 UNA student membership and attend ALL events for free!

NON-MEMBERS and Guests : $15 (in advance OR at the door)
All non-members must purchase their tickets in advance to guarantee their seats OR join for a $25 introductory membership and attend for free
(or at Members' prices for special events)

Questions? Please call (212) 907-1353 or e-mail: info@unanyc.org

NOTE: Only UNA-NY Members have guaranteed seating to all our Career events, and attend for free or pay the discounted Members' admission, while Student Members attend all events for free. Non-Members must purchase tickets in advance to guarantee their seats. While we do offer a pay-at-the-door policy for guests and non-members, our events are often sold-out, so we strongly encourage membership with UNA-NY to guarantee your seats! Why not take advantage?