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The United Nations Human Right is offering a fellowship for Africans in dispora to study in Switzerland.
The aim is to strengthen participants’ skills to contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries. The participants are equipped with the tools necessary to enhance the development of legislation, policies and programmes; to strengthen collaboration of civil society with governments; and to undertake local awareness-raising activities.
Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.
The candidate must be an individual of African descent living in the Diaspora.
Important: Please mention in the subject header of your e-mail: "Application for the YEAR Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent."
Name the attached document as follows:
LAST NAME First name – Type of document
Example: SMITH Jacqueline – Application form.doc
SMITH Jacqueline – A Personal Statement.doc
SMITH Jacqueline – Letter certifying Status.pdf
SMITH Jacqueline – Passport.pdf
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents in one single e-mail to [email protected]:Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Human Rights on www.ohchr.org to apply