CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: United Nations Minorities Fellowship Programme

2020 United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - Minorities Fellowship Programme

The Minorities Fellowship Programme (MFP) is a comprehensive training programme targeting human rights and minority rights defenders belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities.

At the end of the MFP, fellows will have a general understanding of the United Nations system, international human rights instruments and mechanisms in general and those relevant to minorities in particular and be capable of further training their communities/organizations. The Programme furthermore serves as an opportunity for human rights activists working towards the protection and promotion of minority rights to expand their partners’ base by building a strategic dialogue with fellow activists from across the globe, the United Nations, relevant Geneva-based NGOs, amongst other partners.

Now offered in three linguistic components: English/Russian/Arabic; this year, the MFP will take place from 2 - 30 November 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland, and fellows will be able to participate as well in the 12th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues.

The deadline for application is Friday, 28 February 2020.

Fellows are entitled to the following: 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.

To apply visit: OHCHR | Minorities Fellowship Programme


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