Due Date: August 30, 2019

Applications are open for the United Nations OHCHR Native Fellowship– Training Program 2020 The objective of the program is to offer native individuals the chance to get understanding on the UN system and systems handling human rights concerns in basic and native concerns in specific.

The goal of this training program is to improve the understanding of native individuals on current worldwide human rights instruments and systems, so they can utilize them to better promote for the rights of their neighborhoods and raise their issues at the worldwide level. At the end of the Program, skilled fellows are likewise in a much better position to share and offer training sessions on the understanding acquired to their native neighborhoods and companies.

The training integrates theoretical sessions with rundowns on the UN system, OHCHR required and activities, worldwide Human Rights instruments (Treaties, Conventions, Statements) and systems (Human Rights Council, Treaty Bodies, Unique Treatments)– consisting of those more particularly handling native concerns (UN Statement on the Rights of Native Peoples, ILO Convention 169, the Permanent Online Forum on Indigenous Issues, EMRIP). Practical tasks and workouts likewise assist much better incorporate the theory. Fellows are likewise provided the chance to actively take part in the yearly conference of EMRIP. Furthermore, they get presented to the work of other UN and specialized firms (ILO, WIPO, UNESCO, UNICEF) and of Geneva based Human Rights NGOs, consisting of DoCip.


Trained individuals are much better geared up to help their organisations and neighborhoods in safeguarding and promoting their rights. This training program is readily available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian.

Individuals of the Fellowship Program are entitled to the following:

  • A return ticket (economy class) from their nation of home to Geneva;-LRB- ***************).
  • An everyday or month-to-month stipend to cover their fundamental requirements in Geneva, consisting of modest lodging, food and transportation;-LRB- ***************).
  • A standard medical insurance throughout of the Program.

OHCHR will not cover any extra expenditures such as visa costs and travel insurance coverage.


  • The prospect need to be native (non-indigenous individuals will not be thought about, even if they have close relate to native neighborhoods and/or companies);-LRB- ***************).
  • Age need to not be a restriction to involvement in the program;-LRB- ***************).
  • Official education need to not be a restriction to involvement in the IFP provided the socio-economic barriers challenged by lots of native individuals that restrict access to official universities;-LRB- ***************).
  • Prospects need to accept train other native individuals after the go back to their particular communities/organizations;-LRB- ***************).
  • The prospect need to be proposed and his/her candidateship supported by his/her native company and/or neighborhood. It is preferable that the sponsoring company has a company constituency or subscription which it is representative;-LRB- ***************).
  • The prospect need to have a great working understanding of the language, in which the program is imparted.


Please keep in mind that the due date to get applications for the 2020 English language part of the Native Fellowship Program is: 30 August 2019.

Fellowship applications will just be thought about if they are totally finished. Both parts I and II of the application need to be signed and sent out by routine post at the following address:

Mr. Morse Caoagas Flores
Organizer, Native Fellowship Program
Native Peoples and Minorities Area
Workplace of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Being Rights
48, Opportunity Giuseppe-Motta, Workplace 2-05
CH-1211 Geneva 10

Scanned applications are likewise accepted, although we choose getting applications by post. Your scanned application can be sent out at the following e-mail: [email protected] and copy: [email protected]

Application require to be accompanied by a main suggestion letter from the nominating native company or neighborhood.

Download the application

For additional information, see OHCHR

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