The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations (“OLA/DOALOS”), is now accepting applications for the 2022 session of the United Nations - The Nippon Foundation Strategic Fellowship Programme.
The objective of the United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Strategic Fellowship is to assists 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 (UNCLOS), and related instruments, as well as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 and other related SDGs. The Fellowship is targeted at 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 to address the needs referred to above.
Selected Fellows participate in a four-month training programme based on a foundation curriculum, integrated by a highly customized individual curriculum developed in consultation with the nominating State, at OLA/DOALOS at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
To qualify, candidates must:
It is intended that 11 Fellowships will be offered in 2022.
Additional information on the United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Strategic Fellowship is available on the Fellowship website https://www.un.org/oceancapacity/content/unnf-strategic-fellowship.
The Fellowship website includes a detailed outline of the requisite qualifications, the application package, and further details on the Fellowship Programme. Candidates must complete the application package available by using the “APPLY NOW” button (https://www.un.org/oceancapacity/content/apply-now), including by transmitting the required documents to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (with copy to email@example.com).
The deadline for submitting the complete application package is 1 April 2022. Applicants should familiarize with the eligibility requirements and exclusively use the application forms made available on the website to apply for the Programme. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Awards will be communicated individually to successful candidates and then posted on the Fellowship website at the end of May 2022. The Fellowship will take place between mid-August and mid-December 2022. While it is expected that the programme will be delivered in person, the final modalities of implementation will depend on the situation related to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
OLA/DOALOS would appreciate if this notification could be widely disseminated through relevant networks to ensure a large and diverse pool of candidates. Nominating authorities are strongly encouraged to consider putting forward female candidates.