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International Youth Day Protest
August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This Friday, on World Youth Day, GIA and the Fair Internship Initiative are organizing a protest to remind UN leaders and other employers that if they want to talk about youth empowerment they have to start within their own halls!
Join us at Place des Nations at 6pm on 11 August. We will then continue down to the UN Beach Club to highlight the glaring hypocrisy of the unpaid internship policy.
There will be FREE FOOD and a limited number of free beer. Priority goes to those filling out the Global Intern Survey before Friday (https://t.co/ktg20rBuZk) ;), and there is an added chance of meeting other intern warriors.
For those of you with concerns: interns ARE allowed – and encouraged – to take part in these protests which have been organised many times before. Supervisors are generally sympathetic to the fight for intern rights and the movement has the full support of the UN Staff Union.
It is time for us to stand up for our belief that internships should be accessible to all and that interns deserve basic workers’ rights!