Application Due Date: April 30 th 2019

The UN Person Rights Fellowship program for individuals of African descent is a three-week extensive discovering chance for individuals of African descent from the diaspora, who are taken part in promoting the rights of individuals of African descent.

It occurs as soon as a year at the Workplace of the High Commissioner for Person Rights in Geneva.

The Fellowship program offers the individuals with the chance to:

  • Discover.
    about and deepen their understanding of the worldwide human rights.
    law and the UN person rights system, the worldwide structure to.
    fight bigotry, racial discrimination, xenophobia and associated.
    intolerance, and converging concerns with a concentrate on individuals of African.
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  • Strengthen abilities in establishing task propositions,.
    providing discussions and sending details to human rights.
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  • Gain first-hand direct exposure to human rights systems;-LRB- ****************).
  • Consult with a wide-range of stars.

The Fellowship Program was started by the Anti-Racial Discrimination Area in 2011 and was more supported by GA resolution on Program of activities for the execution of the International Years for Individuals of African Descent (A/RES/69/16). The High Commissioner is the planner of the IDPAD.

The objective is to enhance individuals’ abilities to add to the security and promo of civil, political, financial, social and cultural rights of individuals of African descent in their particular nations. The individuals are geared up with the tools required to improve the advancement of legislation, policies and programs; to enhance partnership of civil society with federal governments; and to carry out regional awareness-raising activities.


The prospect need to be a person of African descent living in the Diaspora.

  • The prospect need to have a minimum of 4 years of work experience associated to the rights of Individuals of African Descent.
  • The program is multilingual in English and French. The prospect requires to have enough command of among the 2 languages to be able to take part totally in the program.
  • The prospect needs to send a letter from a company dealing with concerns associated with Individuals of African Descent or minority rights accrediting their status.
  • The prospects need to be offered to participate in the complete period of the program. The chosen fellows will be anticipated to take part in various activities and to strictly follow the program.


Each fellow is entitled to a return.
ticket (economy class) from the nation of home to Geneva; standard.
medical insurance; and a stipend to cover modest lodging and other.
living expenditures throughout of the Program.

In 2019, the Fellowship will be held from 25 November to 13 December in Geneva, Switzerland.

How to Use:

Candidates are asked for to send the following files in one single email to.

  • A Résumé
  • A finished, signed and scanned.

    in one single file.
  • A.
    Personal Declaration (optimum 500 words) in which the prospect will.
    discuss his/her inspiration for using, and how he/she will utilize the.
    understanding acquired from the fellowship to promote the interests and.
    rights of individuals of African descent.
  • An Authorities Letter from the nominating company or neighborhood accrediting the status
  • A copy of the candidate’s passport.
  • Please keep in mind that submissions with more than 5 accessories will not be accepted.

Please discuss in the subject header of your email: “Application for.
the YEAR Fellowship Program for Individuals of African Descent.”

Call the connected file as follows:

SURNAME Given Name– Kind of file
Example: SMITH Jacqueline– Application form.doc
SMITH Jacqueline– A Personal Statement.doc.

SMITH Jacqueline– Letter accrediting Status.pdf
SMITH Jacqueline– Passport.pdf

Due Date for Applications: 30 April 2019

To Learn More:

Go To the Authorities Web Page of the UN Person Rights-Fellowship Program 2019


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