2019 Minorities Fellowship Programme [United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights]

Applications Due 20.4 2019. Programme offers 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.

The programme also 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.

Candidates must belong to a national, ethnic, linguistic or religious minority group. 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.

Amenities: 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.

Fellowship will take place from 4 – 29 November 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. Fellows will be able to participate as well in the 12th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues. At the end of the MFP, the fellows should have a general knowledge 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.