2019 Minorities Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications

2019 Minorities Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications

The OHCHR has issued a call for applications for its Minorities Fellowship Programme. The deadline for applications is Saturday, 20 April, 2019.

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The Minorities Fellowship Programme is comprehensive training programme carried out by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for human and minority rights defenders who belong to national or ethnic, religious, and ethnic minorities. The aim of the fellowship programme is to provide fellows with knowledge of the United Nations system, international human rights instruments and mechanisms, and with the capability to further train their communities/organizations. The programme also serves as an opportunity for fellows to expand their partners’ base by building a strategic dialogue with fellow activists from across the globe, the United Nations, relevant Geneva-based NGOs, as well as with other partners.

The 2019 Minorities Fellowship Programme will take place from 4 - 29 November, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the 12th Session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues. The programme is offered in three linguistic components: English, Russian, or Arabic.

The deadline for applications for the fellowship programme is 20 April, 2019. Candidates must belong to a national, ethnic, linguistic or religious minority group (persons who do not belong to a minority group will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with minority communities and/or organizations).

Selected fellows will be provided the following assistance: a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance for the duration of the programme; a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the programme.

For more information about the Minorities Fellowship Programme and application instructions, please visit the website of the OHCHR.