United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa

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The application process for the 2020 United Nations Regional Course for Africa is now open. Application deadline: 28 October 2019

General information

The United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa is organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in cooperation with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union.

The Regional Course will be held at the facilities of the ECA in Addis Ababa, from 3 to 28 February 2020. The Regional Course will be conducted in English. The course will accommodate up to 30 participants, including a limited number of spaces for self-funded participants.

Qualifications of applicants

To qualify to be considered for the Regional Courses, candidates must have a legal background with professional experience in the field of international law. Candidates must also be fluent in the language in which the Course is offered (English in 2020). The selected candidates are required to submit a medical certificate of good health and to certify that they are able to attend the course in its entirety. The Regional Course accommodates up to 30 participants.

This Regional Course is open to candidates from Member States of the United Nations which are also members of the African Group.

Selection process

When selecting participants for the Regional Courses, due consideration is given to the candidates’ qualifications, to the scope of their professional duties, to the relevance of the training to their professional duties, and to gender balance. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Due consideration is also given to those candidates who are already present in the host city of the Regional Course (Addis Ababa).

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the application and selection process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information on candidates’ bank accounts.

Financial arrangements

For those participants receiving a fellowship, the fellowship will cover travel, accommodation, meals, medical insurance, and training materials. Fellowship recipients will also receive a modest stipend to cover other living expenses in accordance with the policies and procedures governing the administration of United Nations fellowships.

There will also be a limited number of spaces for self-funded participants. With the exception of training materials and lunches during training days, which are provided to all participants, self-funded participants bear all costs associated with their participation in the Regional Course (e.g. travel, medical insurance, accommodation and living expenses).

Application

Download Application form

Complete applications should be sent by email no later than 28 October 2019 to rcil-africa@un.org

Two versions of the application form must be submitted:

(1) One scanned copy of the signed original (for example in PDF or JPG)

(2) One electronic MS Word version (or equivalent) of the application

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the application and selection process, and does not require information with respect to candidates’ bank accounts.

More information is available at http://legal.un.org/poa/rcil/africa/index.html

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