I received a message on Facebook calling my attention to a human rights fellowship programme for people of African descent organized by the Anti-Discrimination Section of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) based in Geneva, Switzerland. I found the message very useful and thought it wise to share the information with a wider audience.
The aim of the fellowship is to foster understanding of the human rights system and mechanisms of the United Nations. The programme will focus on issues that are relevant to people of African descent and candidates for the programme must be of African descent.
Deadline for application is 15 July 2011.
The programme will run for less than a month - from 10 October 2011 to 4 November 2011.
More information about the fellowship programme, including eligibility of prospective applicants and application procedure is available here.
According to OHCHR, the fellowship programme for people of African descent will allow fellows to make significant contribution to the "protection and promotion" of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent.
All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
Selected candidates will be given a stipend and other benefits like basic health insurance and return plane ticket.
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