United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa 2019 (Fully-funded)

United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa 2019 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: October 22, 2018

Applications are invited for the United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa 2019. The Regional Courses provide high-quality training by leading scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core subjects of international law, as well as specific subjects of particular interest in a given region.

The Regional Courses are intended to enable qualified professionals, in particular government officials and teachers of international law from developing countries and countries with emerging economies, to deepen their knowledge of international law and of the legal work of the United Nations and its associated bodies.

The Regional Course will be held at the ECA facilities in Addis Ababa, from February 11 to March 8, 2019. The Regional Course will be conducted in French. The race will accommodate up to 30 participants, including participants from all over the world. In addition, the interactive nature of the training allows the participants to share experiences and exchange ideas, which promotes greater understanding and cooperation on legal matters in the region.

Course Content

The Regional Courses consist of seminars given by prominent international law scholars and practitioners from different regions and legal systems. The Regional Courses may include seminars on the following topics:

  • Introduction to international law
  • Treaty law
  • State responsibility
  • International peace and security
  • Peaceful settlement of international disputes
  • Diplomatic and consular law
  • International organizations
  • United Nations institutions and law making
  • The Work of the International Law Commission
  • African Union law and institutions
  • Organization of American States law and institutions
  • International human rights law
  • Movements of persons
  • International humanitarian law
  • International criminal law
  • International environmental law
  • International watercourses
  • Law of the sea
  • International trade law
  • International investment law
  • Legal research
  • Legal drafting


  • Travel costs, accommodation, meals, medical insurance, and training materials are provided;
  • Fellowship recipients will also receive a modest stipend to cover other living expenses in accordance with the policies and procedures governing the administration of United Nations fellowships;
  • There will also be a limited number of spaces for self-funded participants. With the exception of training materials and lunches during training days, which are provided to all participants, self-funded participants bear all costs associated with their participation in the Regional Course (e.g. travel, medical insurance, accommodation and living expenses).


  • Open to candidates from Member States from the African States Group to the United Nations;
  • Candidates must have a legal background with professional experience in the field of international law;
  • Candidates must also be fluent in the language in which the Course is offered (French in 2019);
  • The selected candidates are required to submit a medical certificate of good health and to certify that they are able to attend the course in its entirety.

Selection Process

When selecting participants for the Regional Courses, due consideration is given to the:

  • Candidates’ qualifications
  • Scope of their professional duties
  • Relevance of the training to their professional duties, and to
  • Gender balance. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Due consideration is also given to those candidates who are already present in the host city of the Regional Course (Addis Ababa).


Download the application form (available in French only)

For more information, visit United Nations Regional Course.