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Call for applications to the 2018 training course for NHRI on the international human rights mechanisms - Deadline 2 January 2018!


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
  • Application form 2018_Application_form.doc
  • Protocol of engagement 2018_Protocol.doc


Deadline for the application is the 2 January 2018. Candidates should submit the following documents:


·       Application form 

·       C.V. (maximum 2 pages)

·       Letter of recommendation and the

·       Protocol of engagement 


Candidates are invited to send their applications to the address

All documents should be attached in WORD or PDF format. 


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

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Created at 05/12/2017 18:17 by iccgeneva
Last modified at 05/12/2017 18:18 by iccgeneva