The IO-MBA 2016-2017 was successfully launched on September 6th. This year, the IO-MBA is constituted of 11 full-time students and 9 part-timers. In parallel to that, 8 participants are following the DAS and CAS program. Coming from 21 different countries and with an average working experience of 8 years, it promises very interesting exchanges and experience-sharing.
The first module on “Introduction to IOs and NGOs” with Prof. Julian Fleet (Permanent Observer representing the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) to the United Nations) allowed participants to visit many UN organizations such as the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)m the World Health Organizations (WHO) and the Palais des Nations.
This module provides an introductory overview of international and non-governmental organizations, including taxonomies of classification, historical context, and the mandates, roles, operations and activities of such organizations in contemporary international relations. It focus on the United Nations and its subsidiary organs and agencies as the central institutions providing international governance mechanisms of global scope, including in the humanitarian, human rights, and economic and social development fields.