Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Indigenous Fellowship Programme was launched in 1997 by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the Worldâ€™s Indigenous People (1995-2004). Since its creation, a total of 196 indigenous representatives from all over the world have benefited from this programme.
The Fellowship is a comprehensive training programme, which aims to empower indigenous representatives and their communities by strengthening their knowledge of the United Nations human rights system and of protecting their human rights. The result is that the trained Fellows are more aware of existing UN instruments and, hence, better equipped to assist their organizations and communities.
In 2011, the Indigenous Fellowship will take place from 20 June to 22 July, however, simultaneous interpretation will not necessarily be needed for the whole period. For this yearâ€™s programme we are looking for the following simultaneous interpreters:
If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please submit your CV as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org and, if you havenâ€™t already, please register here: http://www.icvolunteers.org/register
If you have any questions you may call us at +41 22 800 14 36.
Further information about the Indigenous Fellowship Programme: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/indigenous/fellowship.htm