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United Nations OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship, Switzerland, 2020

Every year, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) opens applications for its Human Rights Training for Indigenous Peoples.

The training combines theoretical sessions with briefings on the UN system, OHCHR mandate and activities, international Human Rights instruments (Treaties, Conventions, Declarations) and mechanisms (Human Rights Council, Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures) – including those more specifically dealing with indigenous issues (UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, ILO Convention 169, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, EMRIP). Practical assignments and exercises also help better integrate the theory. Fellows are also given the opportunity to actively participate in the annual meeting of EMRIP. Additionally, they get introduced to the work of other UN and specialized agencies (ILO, WIPO, UNESCO, UNICEF) and of Geneva based Human Rights NGOs, including DoCip.

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The English language component of the Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) was established in 1997. It takes place at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland and lasts for 4 weeks, usually coinciding with the annual meeting of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP). The objective of this training programme is to enhance the knowledge of indigenous peoples on existing international human rights instruments and mechanisms, so they can use them to more effectively advocate for the rights of their communities ... read more


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Aim and Benefits of United Nations Training

 Participants of the Fellowship Programme are entitled to the following: a return ticket (economy class) from their country of residence to Geneva; a daily or monthly stipend to cover their basic needs in Geneva, including modest accommodation, food and transport; a basic health insurance for the duration of the Programme. OHCHR will not cover any additional expenses such as visa fees and travel insurance.


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Requirements for United Nations Training Qualification

  1. Descendants of the peoples who inhabited a land or territory prior to colonization or the establishment of State borders;
  2. Distinct social, economic and political systems, languages, cultures and beliefs;
  3. Determined to maintain and develop this distinct identity;
  4. Strong attachment to their ancestral lands and the natural resources therein;
  5. Belong to the non-dominant groups of a society and identify themselves as indigenous peoples.

The candidate

  1. Should be proposed and the candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization or community;
  2. Should have a good working knowledge of English, French, Russian or Spanish, languages in which the Programme is conducted;
  3. Should be willing and able to train other indigenous persons upon return to their respective communities/organizations.

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Application Deadline

August 30, 2019


How to Apply

Download and fill the application form? You are strongly advised to send the filled application form well before the deadline.

Fellowship applications will only be taken into consideration if they are fully completed.

Both parts I and II of the application form must be signed and sent by regular post at the following

Address:

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
Switzerland

Scanned applications are also accepted, although we prefer receiving applications by post.

Your scanned application can be sent at the following email: [email protected] and copy:[email protected]

Application forms need to be accompanied by an official recommendation letter from the nominating indigenous organization or community.

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