Civil Society Section

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations 


Call for Applications


The Fund for Indigenous Populations facilitates the participation of representatives of indigenous peoples' organizations in sessions of the Human Rights Council and of human rights treaty bodies.


Please verify the eligibility criteria for selection established by the members of the Board of Trustees of the Voluntary Fund. The eligibility criteria is available at the following web link: 



Please note that the deadline to submit applications to attend the 21st session of the Human Rights Council (10-28 September 2012, Geneva) and the sessions of the treaty bodies taking place between July and September 2012 is: 15 April 2012.


Please find a chart of countries that will be examined by treaty bodies from July to September 2012: http://goo.gl/IFZgx


This information might be subject to change. Please check the webpage on a regular basis for updated information:




The application forms are available on the following web link:




Applications need to be signed, dated and sent with all the supporting documents to the following email: indigenousfunds@ohchr.org


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Civil Society Section
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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