The Indigenous Fellowship Programme was launched in 1997 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 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. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights. This training programme is available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian.

Please note that the DEADLINES TO RECEIVE applications for the 2015 INDIGENOUS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME are as follow:

English linguistic group: 26 May 2014
Spanish linguistic group: 26 May 2014
French linguistic group: 2 June 2014
Russian linguistic group: 2 June 2014

We strongly encourage you to send your applications _by post or fax_ well before the deadline. Please also note that given the high number of applications that we usually receive, we are not anymore in a position to print scanned applications. Therefore, scanned applications sent via email might not be taken into consideration.

For further information on OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme or to find the application form, you can visit our web page by clicking on the following links: