2 Ask yourself … What should I check? Where should I check? Which sources should I trust?
3 What to check document information (doc. symbol, meeting no., date, place) agenda item and background documents names of people and places titles and dates of conferences
4 Sources of information meeting documents (agenda, list of partic.) colleagues previous summary records Internet library conference staff speaker
5 Acronym quiz (Hint: not all of these are English) UPU OMPI ВОЗ BIT (two answers!) UNCTAD ICC-CPI МАГАТЭ IARC OMS (two answers!) ICRC
6 Who or what are the following? the EU Three? the Millennium Development Goals? the joint winners of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize? the Third Committee of the General Assembly? the Group of 77? TRIPS? a safeguards agreement?
7 Assignment 1/8 March write up speeches from miniconference 22 Feb in English and your foreign language(s): ASSESSED prepare a 4 minute talk on an international organization for 15 March research remaining answers in acronym quiz and who or what quiz
8 Talk on international organizations what the organization does how many countries it represents who runs it? what should everyone know about it? – financial problems, political disputes? has it been in the news recently?
9 Meeting checklist which committee? which meeting? which room? time of meeting? your likely starting time? agenda item? documents? pens/paper/laptop?