Human Rights in Action Training in Geneva, Switzerland (Apply by July 10)

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Do you have a passion for human rights, the United Nations, and creating change in your community?  If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

The World Federation of United Nations Associations’ (WFUNA) Human Rights in Action training will provide you with key knowledge and skills to implement a human rights project in your community. The four day training – taking place August 21-25, 2017 at the Palais of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland where the UN’s top human rights body, the UN Human Rights Council is based - includes intensive tutoring, discussions with key human rights actors, and representatives from UNAs from around the world. It also provides instructions on how to follow up on human rights projects activities to be designed by participants. Selected All participants must be committed to completing a human rights project in their community in the fall semester.

UNA-USA will provide up to two $2000 scholarships to GenUN student leaders who are accepted to participant in the training. Students must be between the ages of 18-25 and be students during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Read more about the training on the WFUNA website and the UNA-USA nomination and scholarship application form below. Learn more about the experience of last year's UNA-USA participants Rina Patel and Jose Sirven.

STEP ONE: Complete the WFUNA application by Monday, July 10.

Details you will need for the application:

  • Name and title of UNA Representative endorsing your application, if any: Anna Mahalak, Youth Engagement Manager
  • Contact details (email and phone) of UNA Representative endorsing your application, if any: amahalak@unausa.org, 202-496-6384
  • Yes, please book accommodation

STEP TWO: Complete the UNA-USA nomination and scholarship application by Monday, July 10.

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