2018 Training course for NHRIs on international human rights mechanisms 


The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) in cooperation with its partners the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Training and Research Institute (UNITAR) is pleased to invite NHRI staff worldwide to the 2018 training course for national human rights institutions on the international human rights mechanisms. 


The training course aims at strengthening NHRIs’ capacity to effectively engage with the United Nations human rights mechanisms. It is directed at NHRI staff from A or B status accredited NHRIs from all regions.  


The training will support participants in


·       Expanding their knowledge of the functioning of UN human rights mechanisms;

·       Identifying concrete opportunities for NHRIs' effective engagement;

·       Participating in sessions of UN human rights mechanisms;

·       Identifying practical ways of effective engagement with the UN mechanisms, such as report writing and following up;

·       Engaging with colleagues from the OHCHR and NGOs as well as with states; and

·       Exchanging experiences and best practices with peer NHRIs participating in the training.


The course will take place in Geneva, from 7 to 11 May 2018.

Travel and accommodation costs for participants from developing countries will be covered by the FES.

Find below for your kind reference:

  • Concept note for the training 2018_course_description.doc
  • Draft training program 20171129_draft programme.pdf
  • Press Release TrainingTraining2018_Pressrelease_FINAL 15052018.pdf

The deadline for applications is now closed. Should further information be required, please do not hesitate to contact us.​​