UN Indigenous Fellowship Programme Accepting Applications
Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Any questions pertaining to the Indigenous Fellowship Programme can be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ The deadline to receive applications for the 2011 English speaking Fellowship Programme is: Monday 31 May 2010.
♦ The deadline to receive applications for the 2011 Spanish speaking indigenous fellowship programme is: Wednesday 30 June 2010.
♦ The deadline to receive applications for the 2011 French speaking indigenous fellowship programme is: Friday 1 October 2010.
♦ The deadline to receive applications for the 2011 Russian speaking indigenous fellowship programme is: Friday 29 October 2010.
Indigenous Fellowship ProgrammeThe Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) was launched 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 aim of the programme is to give indigenous peoples the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular so they can assist their organizations and communities in protecting and promoting the rights of their people. In its first decade, more than 100 indigenous men and women from 46 countries undertook the programme. They provided human rights training to many more in their communities.
The IFP is accessible in four different languages: English, French, Spanish and Russian. The programme -in its four linguistic versions- is held annually. Each language version has developed slightly differently and generally runs from 2 to 4 months. The selected candidates are entitled to a return flight ticket, living expenses and health insurance.
Who can apply?
1. 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).
2. Age should not be a limitation to participation in the programme, although preference should be given to candidates in the age-bracket 25-35 years.
3. 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.
4. Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities/organizations.
5. 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.
6. The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the language, in which the programme is imparted.
Selection processThe selection of fellows reflects a gender and a regional balance. The general human rights situation in the respective regions/countries is also taken into consideration.
A pre-selection of 15 (first five preferences and 10 alternates) candidates is made by previous indigenous fellows. The final selection of successful candidates is undertaken by an advisory group composed of indigenous persons.
In view of the large number of applications, we regret to inform that only successful candidates will be contacted.
How to applyFellowship applications will only be taken into consideration if they are fully completed. Both parts I and II must be signed and faxed or sent by regular post at the following address:
Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Unit
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Telefax number: (+41 22) 917 90 08
Application forms need to be accompanied by an official recommendation letter from the nominating indigenous organization or community.
In view of the high number of applications received, we strongly encourage you to send your form - well before the deadline - by post or by fax. We DO NOT encourage you to send scanned applications by email.
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