Sunday, 9 May 2010

UN OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2011 in Switzerland

Applications are invited for attending the 2011 Indigenous Fellowship Programme, which runs from 1-4 months for different languages (English, French, Spanish and Russian). During the Programme, selected Fellows will be based at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Fellows will undergo interactive trainings on topics such as the work of OHCHR, the UN system and mechanisms etc.

Deadlines For Applications

May 31, 2010 (English speaking), June 30, 2010 (Spanish speaking), October 1, 2010 (French speaking) and October 29, 2010 (Russian speaking).

By the end of the programme, fellows will have increased general knowledge about "United Nations system, international human rights instruments and mechanisms, in particular those relevant to indigenous peoples and be capable of giving training sessions within their communities/ organizations on the knowledge acquired."


Selected candidates for the fellowship will receive air travel support (return ticket by economy class) from their country of residence to Geneva, modest accommodation in Geneva, basic health insurance and a monthly grant to cover living expenses.

There are different dates scheduled programmes in different languages and there are also different deadlines for submitting applications for different languages. The application form can be downloaded from the OHCHR website.


* 2011 English speaking Fellowship Programme is: Monday 31 May 2010
* 2011 Spanish speaking indigenous fellowship programme is: Wednesday 30 June 2010
* 2011 French speaking indigenous fellowship programme is: Friday 1 October 2010
* 2011 Russian speaking indigenous fellowship programme is: Friday 29 October 2010

Further information about this UN fellowship program can be found at:

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