United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations – Grant cycles 2011-2012
April 2011

In its resolution 65/198 of 21 December 2010, the UN General Assembly decided to expand the mandate of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations to facilitate the participation of indigenous representatives in sessions of the Human Rights Council and of human rights treaty bodies, in addition to the sessions of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Board of Trustees of the Fund has approved three grant application cycles.

  • The deadline for submission of applications to attend the 18th session of the Human Rights Council and all sessions of the treaty bodies taking place between September and December 2011 is 1 June 2011.
  • The deadline for submission of applications to attend the 19th session of the Human Rights Council and all sessions of the treaty bodies taking place between January and March 2012 is 15 October 2011.
  • The deadline for submission of applications to attend the 11th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the 5th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and all treaty bodies taking place between April and August 2012 is 1 November 2011.

Read additional information on the grant cycles 2011-2012 … Read the criteria for selection … Relevant application forms …

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