United Nations Fellowship Programme for people of African descent / Nations Unies Programme de bourses pour personnes d'ascendance africaine
March 15, 2019
Fellowship Programme for people of African descent
What is it?
The Fellowship programme for people of African descent is a three-week intensive learning opportunity for people of African descent from the diaspora, who are engaged in promoting the rights of people of African descent.
It takes place once a year at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.
The Fellowship programme provides the participants with the opportunity to:
Learn about and deepen their understanding of the international human rights law and the UN human rights system, the international framework to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and intersecting issues with a focus on people of African descent;
Strengthen skills in developing project proposals, delivering presentations and submitting information to human rights mechanisms;
Gain first-hand exposure to human rights mechanisms;
Meet with a wide-range of actors.
The Fellowship Programme was initiated by the Anti-Racial Discrimination Section in 2011 and was further supported by GA resolution on Programme of activities for the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent (A/RES/69/16). The High Commissioner is the coordinator of the IDPAD. For more information: CLICK HERE