Master’s students explore innovation strategies for conference management at the United Nations
On a visit to the United Nations (UN) office in Geneva, students from the GSEM's Master in Responsible Management were challenged to come up with new ideas on how to make the UN conference organization ready for the future.
To understand the needs of the UN and to formulate fresh ideas, the students familiarized themselves with how meetings are organized at the UN and assumed the roles of the key stakeholders of conferencing such as Member States, conference secretariats, NGOs, and the private sector. They also explored methods to make conference operations more environmentally friendly and to enhance accessibility.
From this, students conducted research and interviews and presented their analysis and recommendations to UN Conference Management senior staff at the Palais des Nations.
The project was set by the UN’s Conferencing Today & Tomorrow - 2 team and provided participants with an opportunity to explore ways of incorporating innovation and future foresight into conference organization at UN Geneva, a topic that forms part of the group project within the "Global Strategy" course taught by Professor Tina Ambos.
June 23, 2023