Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is accepting project applications for its 2017 call for applications to the Special Fund of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture.
In 2017, the OPCAT Special Fund will accept project applications
aimed at implementing recommendations made by the Sub-Committee on
Prevention of Torture after a visit to a State party, provided these
recommendations are contained in a report that has been made public in
accordance with article 16(2) of OPCAT.
The proposed projects should aim to contribute to the implementation
of country-specific recommendations on the establishment or effective
functioning of national preventive mechanisms.
The Special Fund was established pursuant to article 26 of the
Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture. The purpose of
the Fund is to help finance the implementation of the recommendations
made by the Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture (SPT) after a
visit to a State party to the Optional Protocol as well as education
programmes of National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs). The Fund receives
voluntary contributions from governments, intergovernmental and
non-governmental organizations and other private or public entities.
The Fund is managed by the United Nations Office of the High
Commissioner for Human Rights in conformity with the United Nations
Financial Rules and Regulations and the relevant policies and procedures
promulgated by the Secretary-General. The United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights is advised by the Working Group of the
Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture, representing the SPT through
the OHCHR Grants Committee.
Funding Information: The maximum amount of a grant is US$ 25,000.
Applications may be submitted by:
How to Apply
Interested applicants can download the application forms via given website.
For more information, please visit OHCHR Special Fund.