Entries to fill the Vacancy of Member of working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice at UNHR

Deadline- 23 OCTOBER 2012 Countries/Region- Latin America and Caribbean. Applications are invited by Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,United Nations Human Rights,   from Latin America and Caribbean States to fill the vacancy for "Member of working group on discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice " which is  arisen due to the  resignation of its member group of Latin America and Caribbean States. Criteria- According to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, the … [Read more...]

United Nations Global Peace Games for Children and Youth

Deadline- December 1, 2012 Countries/Region- All Countries United Nations invites applications for Global Peace Games for Children And Youth for all sports which can take part in this event (not only soccer/football), registration is free and all activities that contribute to the themes of the Games are encouraged. The Games are an opportunity for young people all over the world to demonstrate their commitment to make the world a better and healthier place and their central role and … [Read more...]

call for Nominations for NGO Delegates in UNAIDS PCB 2013-14 for Europe & North America

Deadline- 13 August 2012 Countries/Region- Europe, North America Nominations of NGO Delegates 2013-2014 are invited for Europe & North America to represents a unique opportunity for committed activists and advocates to make a difference to HIV and AIDS policy implementation in their regions. UNAIDS was the first United Nations programme to have formal civil society representation on its governing body. It is guided by the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with representatives from 22 … [Read more...]

Call for Nomination-World Habitat Awards

Deadline- November 1, 2012 Building and Social Housing Foundation is inviting nominations for World Habitat Award. The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. Two awards are given annually to projects from the global North as well as the South that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems. An award of … [Read more...]

Traineeship Programme for UN Agencies in Nepal – Cohort II

Nepal, Real Solutions Pvt. Ltd., on behalf of the United Nations invites applications from potential candidates for a traineeship programme with UN Agencies. UN Agencies in Nepal have initiated a joint traineeship programme to offer professional training as well as capacity building and to University graduates from socially excluded groups to develop their professional competencies and enhance their employability prospects. The programme will be for an 11 month period with a full time on the … [Read more...]

How NGOs can obtain Consultative Status with the United Nations’ ECOSOC

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) provides NGOs the opportunity to obtain consultative status which benefits NGOs in attending international conferences and events, make written and oral statements at these events, organize side events, enter the United Nations premises and have opportunities to network and lobby. Every year, prior to June 1st, ECOSOC seeks applications from NGOs by first asking them to get their profiles registered in their database and then submit their … [Read more...]


Duration of Course : 2 weeks, Date: 07 May - 18 May 2012 Location: Bangkok, Thailand The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  an autonomous body within the United Nations system, announce  the 2 Week course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management. This course is co-organized by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente, the Netherlands … [Read more...]

UNITAR QCPR Series IV Workshop: Findings of Surveys of Key Stakeholders

Workshop Date :  02 May 2012 , 22 June 2012, 28 September 2012 Location : New York, NY, United States The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  an autonomous body within the United Nations system, announce the "workshop on QCPR Series IV: finding of surveys of Key Stakeholders. The Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) is the mechanism through which the General Assembly assesses the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of UN operational … [Read more...]

Humanitarian Response funding

Humanitarian Response funding is allocated in response to specific emergencies to alleviate the adverse humanitarian effects of natural disasters. These disasters include drought, epidemics, floods, storms, earthquakes, volcanoes along with man-made disasters including wars, conflict, famine, technological, environmental as well as social. Humanitarian Response funding is especially for  United Nations agencies, not-for-profit organizations and the Red Cross Movement. These … [Read more...]

United Nations Journalism Fellowship

Deadline:  March 30, 2012. Countries/Region- Developing Countries The Dag Hammarskjold fund is being granting fellowships to journalists from five decades. The first fellowship was awarded in the year 1962. The Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalist has launched a call for proposals 2012 for professional journalists from the developing countries. The fellowships are available for radio, print, television and web journalist who are willing to come to New York to report on international affairs … [Read more...]

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights seeks Applications for the Mandate of Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan

  Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, under the guidance of Human Rights Council (HRC), is currently inviting applications for the special mandate of independent expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan. The HRC is dedicated towards promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms as stated in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other applicable … [Read more...]

Applicant Information: United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

...Continued from the main page The first section of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) application form seeks to collect information about the applicant. Fill out the name of the organization, address, key contact and other details as requested. Make sure whether you are a “First Time or Prior Applicant” or not. If you are applying for the first time, select “First Time Applicant,” if not select the other option. The grant you are requesting is for a project to be implemented in the … [Read more...]

Get a chance to meet the UN Secretary General by submitting entry for Citizen Ambassadors Video Contest

The United Nations Department of Public Information is organizing the Citizen Ambassadors video contest in partnership with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in observance of World Humanitarian Day 2011. The contest will run through September 8, 2011. The winners of the contest will get a chance to personally meet and get a photo shoot with Secretary-General of United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, apart from other attractive prizes. How to enter the contest? Starting on 8 … [Read more...]

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations to convene fourth annual forum in Doha

The fourth annual forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) will be convened in Doha, Qatar from December 11 - 13, 2011. Over 2,000 participants are expected to attend the event. The participants attending the forum will include political and corporate leaders, civil society activists, youth groups, faith communities, research centers, foundations and journalists from different parts of the world. These participants will join together to agree on joint actions to improve … [Read more...]

Who got the 2010 UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund?

Source: http://www.unhabitat.org On the occasion of the International Youth Day, celebrated on 12 August 2010, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) announced the grantees receiving the grant awards under the Urban Youth Fund call for proposals. The Urban Youth Fund established by UN-HABITAT in 2008 provides funding support to to mobilize young people for advocating for youth-related policy formulation; support governmental and non-governmental agencies to respond to … [Read more...]

UNESCO inviting nominations for the UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights

The UNESCO/Bilbao Prize was established in 2008 with the generous endowment from the City of Bilbao in Spain. It is awarded annually by the Director-General of UNESCO to innovative institutions, organizations and individuals serving to promote a culture of human rights at regional and international levels. The Prize comprises of a monetary award, a diploma and a trophy. Member States in consultation with their National Commissions and NGOs maintaining formal relations with UNESCO working in the … [Read more...]

Business Leaders Award Against Human Trafficking: Upcoming call for nominations

“The private sector is an indispensable partner in the global fight against human trafficking. Any national or international strategy to combat human trafficking cannot be successful and effective without the dedicated involvement of the business community in eradicating the practice. To honour business leaders who take an active stand against human trafficking, End Human Trafficking Now!, the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) and the United Nations Global Compact are … [Read more...]

United Nations University: Integrated Drylands Management

Sourced from: http://scholarship-position.blogspot.com The United Nations University (UNU) is accepting applications for its international Master’s Degree Porgramme for Drylands under the Integrated Drylands Management. “The MS Programme is designed to enhance the capacity of developing countries to manage their drylands resources. It is intended to provide young professionals and scientists an international perspective on resource management approaches in drylands. Students enrolled in the … [Read more...]

International Law Fellowship Programme from the United Nations

“The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme is a six-week course organized annually by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, under the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law, which is one of the cornerstones of the United Nation’s efforts to promote the rule of law. The International Law Fellowship Programme is designed to enable qualified persons, in particular, mid-level … [Read more...]

Tips to Write a Funding Proposal to seek Grants for Projects on Alleviating the Poverty of Indigenous Communities

Recently, there have been many call for grant proposals and funding opportunities for NGOs working or planning to work with indigenous communities, including women around the world. This reflects the high priority attached towards the development of policies and programmes aimed at promotion of the human rights of the indigenous people worldwide. On 22 December 2004, the United Nations General Assembly had adopted the resolution to declare the Second International Decade of the World’s … [Read more...]