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 2024 session of the UN – The Nippon Foundation Strategic Needs Fellowship Programme. Through the Strategic Needs Fellowship, the most vulnerable States—least developed nations, small island developing states, and landlocked developing nations—will be able to address better strategically significant and urgent issues about ocean affairs and maritime law. In-depth, highly customized training on ocean affairs and the law of the sea is given to government officials from these States who hold important positions in their administration but have little prior experience in these areas. The training focuses on the areas where the states have identified critical capacity barriers.
Upon completion of the Fellowship, Fellows are expected to return to their positions and use their training on international legal frameworks, key issues and best practices in ocean affairs, the work of the United Nations, and professional skills, to assist their States 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 is a four-month training program at the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, at UN Headquarters in New York. For the chosen candidates, DOALOS creates a highly customized personalized curriculum based on the high-priority needs indicated by their respective States, to enhance Fellows’ capacity to support the State in effectively addressing such needs. The Fellows will also have full access to the training programs created for the UN-NF Fellows, providing them with further education and networking opportunities. Awards will be communicated individually to the successful candidates and posted on the Fellowship website in the second half of April 2024. The Fellowship will take place between mid-August and mid-December 2024. It is intended that 11 Fellowships will be offered in 2024.
Location: United States
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Eligible Regions: Developing Countries.
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