OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme
OHCHR, 2011

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme was launched in 1997 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the context of the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People. The aim of the programme is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. This training programme is accessible in four languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian. In 2011, a review of the programme was undertaken and it was decided to merge all the linguistic components into one single training programme with simultaneous interpretation, lasting from 4-5 weeks in Geneva. It was also decided that the date of the training programme would coincide with the sessions of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, thus allowing the fellows to participate more actively in that Mechanism. The deadline for applications is 1 July 2011. Visit the programme webpage, including further information and links to application forms …