The Programme was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201 (paragraph III-9) and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme” to honour Ms. Reham Al-Farra, a young UN staff member killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. The Programme is sponsored annually since 1981 by the United Nations Department of Public Information. The fellowship is open to fulltime journalists between the age of 22 and 35 from countries with developing and transitioning economies.
Fellows will be invited to spend three weeks at UN Headquarters in New York to cover the 72nd General Assembly.
They will have an opportunity to observe the UN in action, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world.
Fellowship awards cover the cost of roundtrip airfare to New York and provide a daily subsistence allowance.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 28 May, 2017.
Programme dates: 11–29 September, 2017
For more information visit: outreach.un.org/raf