Open to candidates who are/or working with minority groups
Fellowship: monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses, insurance and travel costs
The Minorities Fellowship Programme (MFP) was launched by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in 2005. Through the MFP, 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. The MFP is intended to assist organizations and communities in protecting and promoting the rights of minorities the fellows belong to. The MFP is held annually and until 2014 had two linguistic versions: The English language programme has been running since 2005 and the Arabic language programme has started in 2007.
The Fellows are based at the OHCHR Geneva, Switzerland. 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.
To apply for the English language component you need to use this form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating “Application to the 2015 Minorities Fellowship Programme” before 6 April 2015.
To apply for the Senior Minorities Fellowship Position you need to use this form and send it to email@example.com indicating “Application to the 2015 Senior Minorities Fellowship Position”