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2020 Fellowship Program for People of African Descent - Accepting Applications!

Feb 13, 2020

Message from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:

We have the pleasure to inform you that the Call for Application for the 2020 OHCHR Fellowship Programme for people of African descent is now open!

Every year, the Anti-Racial Discrimination Section of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) invites 10 young activists of African descent to take part in the Fellowship Programme. This year the Fellowship will be held from 23 November to 11 December 2020 in Geneva and it will be bilingual (English and French).

The Fellowship Programme provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.

The deadline for application is 22 March 2020. More information on the Fellowship programme and how to apply are available on our website: