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Week 2 Individual Work, My Portfolio 3.1

Research three companies that interest you, or that you might like to work for. Use the Internet, library, trade journals, chamber of commerce, or other sources to locate this information. Most companies have websites, which are a great place to start.

After you have researched your chosen companies, complete the following information:

Company 1

Company or organization name: United Nations

Briefly describe what the company does: Purposes of the UN - to maintain international peace and security, to safeguard human rights, to provide a mechanism for international law, and to promote social and economic progress, improve living standards, and fight diseases. It provides the opportunity for countries to balance global interdependence and national interests when addressing international problems. Toward these ends it ratified a Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

Location(s): New York City, New York, United States

Web address:

Phone Number: 212-963-7539

Type of position you are interested in within the company: Any position open under “Human Rights”

How to apply: United Nations Secretariat is transitioning to a new online recruitment system. During the transition period, both the previous and the new system run in parallel. All job openings in the UN Secretariat are published on this website. When applying for a job, you are automatically directed to the appropriate system. On this website you find information on how to apply for a job using the new online recruitment system. For information on how to apply to jobs posted in the previous system

Positive aspects of the company: benefits, exposure to new cultures and experiences, the opportunity to see the world. Yet it is required that you have an advanced university degree for the professional and director level positions to be eligible. It is, however, frequently accepted that if you have a first-level university degree, combined...