Monday, March 12, 2012

Fund for Gender Equality

The Fund for Gender Equality has announced the Call for Proposals for the second phase of its 2011–2012 grantmaking cycle. Proposals will be accepted for innovative programmes to help women achieve political and economic empowerment. The Fund will award multi-year grants ranging from USD 200,000 to USD 1 million.

The Fund is currently inviting proposals from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. The online application database will be open from 12 to 23 March 2012 and grants will be announced in October 2012.

You will find the key documents (Call for Proposals, Concept Note, List of Eligible Countries) at the following link:

Monday, March 5, 2012

OAS Meeting of Negotiations

The Department of International Law of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States presents its compliments and takes this opportunity to invite you to participate at the Fourteenth Meeting of Negotiations in the Quest for Points of Consensus, pursuant to operative paragraph 3 of General Assembly resolution AG/RES. 2574 (XLI-O/11).

The Meeting of Negotiations will take place in Washington D.C. Individuals selected are required to be in Washington D.C. between April 16-20, 2012.

Due to time constrains and in order to ensure the effective participation of the representatives of the indigenous peoples, the Department of International Law has established as the deadline for application to participate in the Meeting of Negotiations, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Washington, D.C. time).

In accordance with CP/RES. 951 (1691/09), which regulates “the Specific Fund to Support the Elaboration of the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," indigenous communities or organizations should submit all the documents requested.

The application should be prepared by both parties, the organization and the candidate as there are requirements for both of them. Kindly note that it is the organization’s responsibility to comply with the requirements, which are filling the electronic application and submitting two documents within the deadlines established by the OAS.

The OAS will not be responsible for applications that are either incomplete or extemporaneous (such applications will be rejected).

The required documents should be sent to the Department of International Law by e-mail: by Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Washington, D.C. time).

There are two mandatory documents:
- Candidate's Curriculum Vitae
- I.D., D.N.I. and/or passport (PHOTOCOPY)
The electronic application appears in the following link: