Call for Applications: Critical Needs Fellowship [United Nations – Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme]

Due Date: 5.10 2018. The fellowship aims to assist developing States, least developed countries, small island developing States, and landlocked developing countries, to address identified critical needs in the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments, as well as Sustainable Development Goals.

Program consists of a four-month training programme at the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Depending on needs identified, Fellows may simultaneously undertake a learning placement with either a Department of the United Nations Secretariat, a specialized agency, or an organization affiliated with the United Nations or other relevant organization.

Open to government officials (ages 25-40) dealing directly with:

  • critical issues related to sustainable development of oceans and seas including the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • national and/or regional ocean policy
  • establishment of maritime zones and the delimitation of maritime boundaries
  • coastal zone management
  • conservation and management of marine living resources
  • maritime transport and shipping
  • maritime security
  • the protection and preservation of the marine environment
  • marine science

The proposed study programme must contribute directly to the State’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes.

Candidates ust have successfully completed a first university degree. Women are strongly invited to apply, with a view to achieve gender balance in the selection process.

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