OHCHR Indigenous 2024 Fellowship Programme

OHCHR Indigenous 2024 Fellowship Programme

OHCHR Indigenous 2024 Fellowship Programme

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024. This initiative aims to provide indigenous individuals with the chance to acquire insights into the functioning of the United Nations system.

Individuals who have undergone training are more adept at aiding their respective organizations and communities in safeguarding and advancing their rights. This training initiative is accessible in five different languages, and participants receive training collectively, enabling them to engage actively.

The primary objective of the program is to grant Indigenous Peoples the chance to gain insights into the operations of UN establishments and systems that address human rights on a global scale, with a specific focus on matters concerning Indigenous Peoples. Those who successfully finish the internship will be better equipped to aid their respective groups and communities in upholding and advancing their rights. The fellowship, spanning four weeks during the summer of 2024, will be accessible in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Portuguese.

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship:

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

Benefits for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship:

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

SEE ALSO: United Nations Foundation Internships 2024 (Paid Internships)

Application Procedures for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship (How to Apply):

Prospective candidates interested in the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship 2024 are urged to submit their completed application forms ahead of the specified deadline. It is imperative that all sections of the application form are filled out completely, signed, and dispatched through regular mail 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 Switzerland

Alternatively, scanned versions of the applications are also acceptable and can be forwarded to the following email addresses: ohchr-fellowship@un.org, with a copy to morse.flores@un.org.

Applicants should take note that their application forms should be accompanied by an official letter of recommendation from the indigenous organization or community that has nominated them.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2023

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