UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Deadline: 
24/01/2018

Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples has recently launched its online application process available in 3 languages: English/French/Spanish.

Application for funding support is now open for the 17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) from 16 to 27 April 2018 in New York and in the 11th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) from 9 to 13 July in Geneva.

Application deadline: 24 January 2018. Link to the online application is as follows: https://unvfip.ohchr.org


Criteria for the selection of Beneficiaries of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

According to General Assembly resolution 40/131, the only beneficiaries of assistance from the Fund shall be representatives of indigenous peoples’ organizations and communities:

i) Who are so considered by the Board of Trustees;

ii) Who would not, in the opinion of the Board, be able to attend meetings without the assistance provided by the Fund;

iii) Who would be able to contribute to a deeper knowledge on these mechanisms and bodies of the problems affecting indigenous peoples and who would secure a broad geographical representation.

In addition, the Secretary-General approved the following criteria upon recommendation by the Board:

  • Criteria for the selection of beneficiaries of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples wishing to participate in the sessions of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – CLICK HERE 
     
  • Criteria for the selection of Beneficiaries of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples wishing to participate in the sessions of the Human Rights Council, its UPR mechanism and treaty bodies – CLICK HERE

NOTE: The Board will not consider applications from indigenous representatives – and their nominating organizations – who have been beneficiaries of the Fund and failed to submit their evaluation forms.


Application forms

Please before submitting your application to the Fund, please verify the criteria for the selection of grantees to make sure you are eligible.

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Application form to attend the 16th Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and 10th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2017.

Human Rights Council

Application form to attend sessions of the Human Right Council.

Universal Periodic Review

Application form to attend sessions of the Universal Periodic Review

Treaty bodies

Application form to attend sessions of the treaty bodies

GA Consultation Process Aiming to Enhance the Participation of Indigenous Peoples’ Representatives in UN Meetings on Issues Affecting Them

Application form to attend the GA Consultation

NOTE: Applications from indigenous representatives and their nominating organizations who have been beneficiaries of the Fund and failed to submit their evaluation forms will not be considered.