The objective of the United Nations Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and research. Further, in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science. It is in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals. From developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy. Also, to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.
Moreover, Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows should have awareness in advance and understanding of key issues. Further, best international practices in ocean affairs and are to return to their home countries. To contribute their experience to assist with the effective implementation of UNCLOS. Also, related instruments and programmes. Fellows should be able to design, implement and/or evaluate specific improvement projects in their home countries related to ocean affairs, develop a core leadership capacity and have an in-depth understanding of legal frameworks, methodologies and tools to further improve implementation of instruments and programmes and to provide for their effective enforcement in conformity with international law.
The 9-month United Nations Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme is of two consecutive phases. Which provide Fellows with advanced and customized research and training opportunities in their chosen fields:
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Open to||All Nationalities|
|Organizer||Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS)|