Call for Applications: The Nippon Foundation Critical Needs Fellowship @ United Nations, New York: Submit by Sept 13
The Critical Needs Fellowship was established in 2017 as one of three core activities under the United Nations – Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme. The Fellowship aims to assist developing States, particularly least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, to address identified critical needs in the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments, as well as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 and other related SDGs.
The Fellowship consists of a four-month training program at the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It consists of a highly customized program of activities.
Depending on needs identified, Fellows may, during the four-month training program, undertake a learning placement with either a Department of the United Nations Secretariat, a specialized agency or an organization affiliated with the United Nations or other relevant organizations.
Nominated candidates must meet all the following criteria:
- Must be between the ages of 25 and 40;
- Must have successfully completed a first university degree;
- Must be Government officials from developing countries dealing directly with critical issues related to the sustainable development of oceans and seas including the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; national and/or regional ocean policy;
- The “Nomination and Recommendation Form” must be completed by a Government official who can attest to the nature of your work with respect to the Government’s ocean affairs and the law of the sea-related activities, and indicate how an Award would directly contribute to these activities;
- The proposed study program must contribute directly to the State’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and the law of the sea policies and program.
States have been invited to nominate Government officials with limited background in ocean affairs and the law of the sea, who are filling key positions in their Administration and who are tasked with assignments relating to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments, as well as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 and other related SDGs.
The deadline for submission of applications is 13 September 2019.
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Applications should be mailed to DOALOS@un.org
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