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  • The Delegation that Never Sleeps March 18, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - With New York being the hustling city that it is, our delegation jumped right into a meeting on our first day here with Professor Glenn Denning at the Ivy League Columbia University. Glenn was an encyclopaedia of knowledge regarding sustainable development. In particular, he discussed how the Sustainable Development Goals were an upgrade from the Continue Reading
  • Geneva, AKA Career Goals City March 18, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - Applications for the Global Development Tour 2018 Director and Assistant Director roles are now open: find out more! After the previous day's tour of the UN Headquarters, we were ready to get back to the UN and hear about what actually goes on there in finer detail. We headed back through security and into a Continue Reading
  • Beautiful Brussels Cont. March 18, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - Applications for the Global Development Tour 2018 Director and Assistant Director roles are now open: find out more! After a hectic first day in Brussels, the delegation walked through the crisp morning air to our only meeting of the day with Paal Frisvold. Paal has been involved a diverse range of careers, including working for Continue Reading
  • Brussels: the Centre of Europe March 18, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - Applications for the Global Development Tour 2018 Director and Assistant Director roles are now open: find out more! After a late flight in from Copenhagen the previous night, the delegation was excited to see what Brussels had to offer. After a short night's sleep, our first stop was the EU Parliament where we were given Continue Reading
  • Ciao Copenhagen, Brussels-bound March 18, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - Applications for the Global Development Tour 2018 Director and Assistant Director roles are now open: find out more! After finishing up with the final ordeals of packing and storing luggage, the delegation headed off to its last two meetings in Copenhagen. The air was crisp and cold, but the delegation excited and energetic. Our first meeting Continue Reading
  • Copenhagen: The Green City February 1, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - “Good Morning Copenhagen, it is -3°C with clear blue skies so go put on some layers and prepare for the action packed day ahead” - or maybe just one more snooze in our cosy beds. By 9:40 am we were off to our first meeting of the day: State of Green. Upon arrival, the green Continue Reading
  • Out and About in Copenhagen January 24, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - After a late night arrival, the delegation awoke to -2°C weather on Tuesday morning -  a brutal yet strangely energising introduction to our first day in Copenhagen. After sleeping off the intensity of yesterday, we were ready to begin the second leg of our tour. New city, new us. We set off around 10am for Continue Reading
  • Lovin’ London, Copenhagen Callin’ January 20, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - After a whirlwind first full day of the Tour, we welcomed a free weekend spent exploring the many facets and boroughs of the amazing London. Over the two days, the sights covered included: Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Victoria & Albert, Tate Modern, the Natural History museum, Regent and Oxford Streets Continue Reading
  • London: A Night at the Museum and the Circular Economy January 18, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - Whilst Friday the 13th may be renowned as an unlucky day for most, this was not the case for the Global Development Tour delegation!
  • We’re off! | Global Development Tour January 11, 2017 by Mitchell Fraser - Hello from Auckland Airport! Well, after 8 months of planning, studying and general anticipation, we’re finally all together and the Global Development Tour 2017 is ready to depart! It is going to be a hectic 4 weeks of meetings with diplomats, NGOs and UN agencies all in preparation for our attendance at the Winter Youth Continue Reading