OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024| APPLY NOW

OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024| APPLY NOW
OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024| APPLY NOW

We extend an invitation to individuals possessing suitable qualifications to apply for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024, aimed at offering indigenous individuals a chance to acquire insights into the United Nations system.

By receiving comprehensive training, participants enhance their capabilities to aid their respective organizations and communities in safeguarding and advancing their rights. This training initiative is conducted in five languages, fostering collaborative learning among fellows.

OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship 2024 | OVERVIEW

The fundamental objective of this program is to afford Indigenous Peoples the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the functions of UN establishments and mechanisms addressing human rights at large, with a specific focus on matters concerning Indigenous Peoples. Upon completing the internship, participants will possess improved capacity to support their organizations and communities in advocating for and protecting their rights. The four-week fellowship, scheduled for the summer of 2024, will be conducted in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Portuguese.

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Programme Benefits

  • A return flight ticket from Geneva
  • Living Expenses
  • Basic health insurance

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship 2024, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. 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).
  2. Age should not be a limitation to participation in the programme.
  3. 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 educational institutions.
  4. Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities/organizations.
  5. 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.
  6. The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the language in which the programme is imparted.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship 2024 are encouraged to send their application form before the deadline. All application forms must be fully completed, signed and sent by regular post to:

Mr. Morse Caoagas Flores
Coordinator, Indigenous Fellowship Programme
Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
48, Avenue Giuseppe-Motta, Office 2-05
CH-1211 Geneva 10

Scanned applications are also accepted and can be sent to the following email: ohchr-fellowship@un.org and copy: morse.flores@un.org

Applicants must note that application forms are to be accompanied by an official recommendation letter from the nominating indigenous organization or community.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2023

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