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UN-OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2018


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking applications for its Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) 2018, a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004).

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN-OHCHR) is offering this advanced human rights training programme for indigenous candidates (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with indigenous communities and/or organizations) around the world.

The goal of the programme is to enable and strengthen capacity building for indigenous leaders and representatives regarding the UN human rights meachanisms, instruments and system in order to enable these leaders and their communities to better defend and promote their rights.

There are no formal education and age requirements in order to increase the accessibility of this programme.

The selected candidates are entitled to a return flight ticket, living expenses and basic health insurance for the duration of the training and the candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community.

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