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Fellowships for Face-to-Face Core Diplomatic Training Courses

UNITAR is happy to announce that a limited number of fellowships are available for the following groups of people:

Fellowships for Diplomats from Least Developed and Other Developing Countries:

In order to enable participation of least developed countries and other developing countries in Core Diplomatic Training courses, UNITAR maintains the “UNITAR Fellowship Fund” that offers fellowships to diplomats from countries that the World Bank classifies as “low-income economies”, “lower-middle-income economies” and “upper-middle-income economies”.

The UNITAR Fellowship Fund is financed with the support of Member States wishing to support multilateralism and efficient multilateral negotiations. A Fellowship Fund Committee oversees the Fund’s operations and will endeavour to provide as many fellowships as possible. (The Fellowship Fund does not replace the Institute’s General Fund.)

Countries pledging a baseline contribution to the Fellowship Fund by January will be assured free access for all its diplomats to the full range of UNITAR CDT courses taking place in a location of their choice in that year.

Fellowships for Diplomats from the Group of 77

Thanks to the generous support of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, UNITAR is able to offer fellowships for diplomats from the Group of 77 to participate in Core Diplomatic Training courses taking place in Geneva and New York. This contribution will allow diplomats from the Group of 77 to strengthen their skills to engage in decision-making at the United Nations and demonstrates the strong commitment of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to support the intergovernmental machinery and increase the efficiency of multilateral negotiations.

If you are eligible for one of the two fellowships, please follow this link to find information on how to apply: https://www.unitar.org/mdp/application-and-payment-face-face

Please note that priority is given to diplomats based in the location where the respective Core Diplomatic Training is taking place. The final decision of who will be granted a fellowship is solely the decision of the UNITAR fellowship fund committee and the committee's decition cannot be contested.


For courses taking place in the United States:
Email: nyo@unitar.org
Telephone: + 1 212 963 9196

For courses taking place in all other locations:

Email: diplomacy@unitar.org
Telephone: +41 22 917 86 77

Fellowships for E-Learning courses

Fellowships for nationals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme offers a few fellowships for nationals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) according to the list specified by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS). There are few e-Learning fellowships available for each course and they will be awarded according to experience and career relevance in the international diplomacy sector, relevant academic background, and level of personal motivation. 

If you are not a national of a LDC, we will unfortunately be unable to consider your application for a fellowship.

Application for staff members from the United Nations and other international organizations

Please note that applications from staff members from the United Nations and other international organizations are usually not considered, it may be possible to take the course through funding by the staff training, but you would have to verify directly with the appropriate department within your organization. Some UN agencies, field operations and programmes cover the participation fees of groups for UNITAR courses.

Please read carefully and follow all instructions! Please also note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to apply?

If you are a national of a country listed by the UN-OHRLLS, please register online using the online registration form of the course of your interest at http://www.unitar.org/event/by/mdp. You will automatically receive an invoice, but as a fellowship candidate, you are not required to make the payment. Please save the invoice for your records. In addition to the online registration form, please email the following to mdp-elearning@unitar.org (please include the name of the course in the subject line):

(1)       Curriculum Vitae (or short paragraph explaining work / academic experience)

(2)       Letter of motivation

Please note that you will be notified whether you were selected one week before the beginning of the course. If you are selected, you will be asked to provide the following information:

(1)       Copy of your passport

(2)       Employment documentation