Fwd: Minorities Fellowship Programme

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Wed Feb 8 07:48:45 UTC 2012


Dear All,

an announcement which might also interest "our" people: the UN fellowship programme on minority questions invites representatives of minorities to learn more about the UN system and mechanisms dealing with international human rights in general and minority rights in particular. For more information please read below.

Best
JL
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Univ.Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL)
Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
Campus AAKH Spitalgasse 2-4 Hof 7
A-1090 Wien
johanna.laakso at univie.ac.athttp://homepage.univie.ac.at/Johanna.Laakso/
Project ELDIA: http://www.eldia-project.org/ 

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> The Minorities Fellowship Programme (MFP) was launched by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). 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.
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> The Programme lasts 5 weeks, whereby the Fellows are based at the OHCHR in Geneva.
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> 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.
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> Who can apply? 
> The candidate must belong to a national, ethnic, linguistic or religious minority group (persons who do not belong to a minority group will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with minority communities and/or organizations).
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> The call for applications is open till 20 February 2012. The application form can be found on: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Minorities/2012Applicationform_senior_minority_fellow.doc
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> More information on: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Minorities/Pages/Fellowship.aspx
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