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United Nations OHCHR Minorities Fellowship Programme in Switzerland, 2016

 

Deadline: 22 May, 2016

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is inviting applications for Minorities Fellowship Programme. International Students can apply for this fellowship programme. The OHCHR aims to give persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities an opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with international human rights in general and minority rights in particular. United Nation promotes the right to development, coordinate United Nations human rights education and public information activities, and strengthen human rights across the United Nations system. The candidates must have a good working knowledge of the language in which the programme is imparted (English).

  • This is a residential fellowship programme.
  • The MFP is interactive and consists of briefings on several topics (e.g. the UN system, OHCHR work, human rights mechanisms and instruments), fellows also undertake individual and group assignments.
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • The candidate 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)
    NOTE:
  • If your community identifies as indigenous, please do not apply to this programme but to our Indigenous Fellowship Programme. Please note that the Indigenous Fellowship is a separate programme and has different application forms and deadlines.
  • Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the Minorities Fellowship Programme, if relevant experience can be demonstrated.
  • Candidates should have ability, willingness and possibility to train other persons belonging to minorities upon return to their respective communities/organizations and should agree to do so.
  • The candidates must have a good working knowledge of the language in which the programme is imparted (English).
  • The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership, is representative, undertakes work on minority issues and is composed of persons belonging to minorities.
  • The overall goal of the Minorities Fellowship Programme is to offer persons belonging to minorities the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in the field of international human rights in order to assist their organizations and communities in protecting and promoting human and minority rights. Therefore, it is important that the candidate proposed and nominated by a minority organization or community be someone who will return to his or her NGO to work in this field.

Eligible Nationalities: International Students can apply for this fellowship programme.

Entrance Requirements

  • The candidate 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).

English Language Requirements

  • The candidates must have a good working knowledge of the language in which the programme is imparted (English).

Documents Required: Only complete applications will be taken into consideration. A complete application must include all of the following:

  • A duly completed and signed Application form – Part I.
  • A duly completed, signed and stamped Application form – Part I.
  • A recommendation letter from the nominating organisation or community.

Application Procedure

  • Interested candidates should submit their application indicating “Application to the 2016 Minorities Fellowship Programme” as subject either by e-mail* to minorityfellowships-at-ohchr.org, by fax to the number +41 22 917 90 08 or by post

Fellowship application forms can be downloaded from the following link: English | Russian.

Deadline 

  • The deadline for application for the English and Russian component is 22 May 2016.

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  1. hello my name is g/hiwot from Ethiopia i have degree and i have governmental worker in the Ethiopian federal and democratic government anti criminal office in Ethiopia Federal Police. i would like to learn masters in any field pleas guide me .
    thank you for All !

  2. Do the scholarships caters for undergraduates applicants?..and How do I apply?

  3. heye my name is kedilmagist ibrahim am graduate in civil engineering am governmental worker @ ministry of transport please guide me to get me master program.

  4. KUMSISA KEJELCHA ABDISA

    hello my name is KUMSISA KEJELCHA from Ethiopia i HAVE A DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK. i would like to learn masters in any field pleas guide me .
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