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Applications open for Dag The Dag Hammarskjöld felowship programme for journalists

  • 12 February 2015 |
  • Published in Media



February015  The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications for its 2015 fellowship programme, which is open to professional journalists from developing countries.  

The application deadline is 16 March 2015.


The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, who are interested in going to New York to report on international affairs during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.  The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodation in New York, as well as a per diem allowance. 

The programme is open to journalists who are nationals of any one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and who are currently working for media organizations. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences.  They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York to report from the United Nations.

In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the Fund will not consider journalist applications for 2015 from those nations selected in 2014:  Nigeria, Tunisia, the Philippines and Vietnam.  Journalists from these countries may apply in 2016.

Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications. The journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern.  The programme is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists; all participants are media professionals.


Full fellowship eligibility criteria and documentation requirements as well as the fellowship application form are available at:


Please e-ail all queries about the programme (including eligibility criteria and the application process) to: 

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Invitations open to apply for UN/Nippon Fellowship

  • 30 November -0001 |
  • Published in Notices

The UN in partnership with the Nippon Foundation invites applications from qualified persons in the Region for the Fellowship - Oceans and Law of the Sea.

Deadline Date: 27 September 2017.


  • You must be between the ages of 25 and 40; 
  • You must have successfully completed a first university degree, and demonstrate a capacity to undertake independent advanced academic research and study;
  • You must be a mid-level professional from a national government organ of a developing coastal State, or another governmental or non-governmental agency in such a State, which deals directly with ocean affairs issues, and your professional position must allow you to directly assist your nation in the formulation and/or implementation of policy in this area
The decision to Award a Fellowship is made by the Fellowship Selection Committee, in accordance with  the relevant provisions of the Technical Cooperation Agreement which establishes the Fellowship Programme, and guided by the “Fellowship Selection Criteria” applied by the United Nations System Organizations. 10 fellowships will be awarded per annum, and successful candidates will be notified by DOALOS. The results will also be posted on the Fellowship website.

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  • About the Fellowship Award

    On 22 April 2004, the United Nations and The Nippon Foundation of Japan concluded a trust fund project agreement to provide capacity-building and human resource development to developing States Parties and non-Parties to UNCLOS through a new Fellowship Programme. The Programme is executed by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the Office of Legal Affairs.

    The objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science 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 and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.

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