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Thursday, 27 April 2017
UN-OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2018
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Open to: indigenous people (non-indigenous persons will not be taken
Fellowship: living expenses, modest accommodation, food and transport
The Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking applications for its
Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) 2018, a comprehensive human
rights training programme that was established by the Office
of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first
International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004).
The programme contributes to build the capacity and
expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing
with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are
in a better position to protect and promote the rights of their communities at
the international level.
The aim of the programme is to give indigenous persons the
opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with
human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. The IFP is
held annually and fellows from the 4 language components of the programme are
trained together with simultaneous interpretation during 4 to 5 weeks in
Participants of the Fellowship Programme are entitled to the
Return ticket (economy class) from their country of
residence to Geneva;
Daily or monthly stipend to cover their basic needs in
Geneva, including modest accommodation, food and transport;
Basic health insurance for
the duration of the Programme;
OHCHR will not cover any additional expenses such as visa
fees and travel insurance.
The candidate must be indigenous (non-indigenous
persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links
with indigenous communities and/or organizations);
Age should not be a limitation to participation in the
Formal education should
not be a limitation to participation in the IFP given the socio-economic
barriers confronted by many indigenous peoples that limit access to formal
Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons
after the return to their respective communities/organizations;
The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy
supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community. It is
desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or
membership and that it is representative;
The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the
language, in which the programme is imparted.
How to Apply?
Application form must be signed and sent by regular post at
the address given on the website.