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Training Course for National Human Rights Institutions

on International Human Rights Mechanisms

4 to 8th May 2020, Geneva, Switzerland

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 2020 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 4 to 8 May 2020.

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


Deadline for the application is the 1 December 2019. Candidates should submit the following documents:


  • Application form 
  • C.V. (maximum 2 pages)
  • Letter of recommendation and
  • Protocol of engagement 


Candidates are invited to send their applications to the address

All documents should be attached in WORD or PDF format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Should further information be required, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please download the documents below for more information:

2020-Protocol of Engagement.pdf

2020-Programme- NHRI Training.pdf

2020-Cover letter to NHRIs-FR.pdf

2020-Cover letter to NHRIs- SP.pdf

2020-Cover letter to NHRIs- ENG.pdf

2020-Cover letter to NHRIs- AR.pdf

2020-Course description.pdf

2020-Application form.pdf