ONLINE SURVEY FOR CANDIDATES FOR MANDATE HOLDERS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (36th session)


HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SECRETARIAT APPLICATION PROCESS FOR MANDATE HOLDERS TO BE APPOINTED AT THE 36TH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
(11-29 September 2017)

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   1 JUNE 2017 (12:00 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)


 

How to apply:

 

The entire application process consists of two parts: 1. online survey and 2. application form in Word format. Both parts and all sections of the application form need to be completed and received by the Secretariat before the expiration of the deadline.

 

First part: This online survey is used to collect information for statistical purposes such as personal data (i.e. name, gender, nationality), contact details, mandate applying for and, if appropriate, nominating entity.

 

Second part: The application form in Word format can be downloaded from the appointments web page for the 36th session of the Human Rights Council (http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/HRC36.aspx) by clicking on the relevant mandate. It should be completed and saved in Word format and then submitted as an attachment by email prior to the expiration of the deadline. Information provided in this form includes a motivation letter of maximum 600 words. The application form should be completed in English only. It will be used as received to prepare the public list of candidates who applied for the vacancy and will be posted as received on the OHCHR public website.

 

Once fully completed (including Sections VII and VIII), the application form in Word format should be submitted by email to hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org

 

A maximum of up to three reference letters can be attached, in pdf format, to the application sent by email by the deadline. For EMRIP candidates, preferably one of the three reference letters should be from an organization or entity representing indigenous peoples. No additional documents such as CVs, resumes or supplementary reference letters beyond the first three received will be accepted.

 

Candidates who submit incomplete applications or who do not complete both parts of the application process prior to the expiration of the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at a later stage.

 

Please note that for Working Group appointments, only citizens of States belonging to the specific regional group are eligible. Please refer to the list of United Nations regional groups of Member States at http://www.un.org/depts/DGACM/RegionalGroups.shtml


General description of the selection process is available at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/Nominations.aspx

 

In case of technical difficulties, or if you encountering problems completing or accessing any of the forms,you may contact the Secretariat by email at hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org or by fax at + 41 22 917 9008.

 

You will receive an acknowledgment when both parts of the application process, i.e. the information through the online survey and the Word application form, have been received by email.

 

Thank you for your interest in the Human Rights Council.