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13 November, 2017

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner – the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa invites interested Non-Governmental Organisations to apply for project funding. The Call for proposals’ relevant Terms of reference, application guidelines and relevant annexes are listed below.

In July 2015, OHCHR signed a grant agreement with the EU to support a 27 months’ project entitled “Assisting Lebanon in the implementation of recommendations from international human rights mechanisms including UPR”.

The project aims to support the State of Lebanon to take sustainable measures to uphold Lebanon’s international human rights obligations, in particular, the outcomes of the Second Cycle of the recent Universal Periodic Review. In formulating the overall goal of the project as well as its outcomes, outputs and activities, OHCHR targeted various stakeholders including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the parliament and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

Within the framework of the EU funded project, OHCHR is launching a small – medium grants scheme to support NGOs in their efforts to follow-up and monitor the implementation of UPR outcomes and recommendations made to the government of Lebanon during the Second Cycle Review, which were published on 22 December, 2015. This call for proposal targets Lebanese NGOs to enhance their capacity and experience in engaging with the United Nations’ protection mechanisms and to deliver high quality projects that are relevant to Lebanon’s commitments made to the international human rights mechanisms with particular reference to UPR.

OHCHR invites project proposals covering one of the following areas:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Elderly
  • Migrant workers
  • Refugees
  • Stateless persons

The applications deadline is 11 December 2017.


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(Beirut, Lebanon)
OHCHR Middle East Regional Office
Arab African International Bank Building
Banks Street, Downtown
Beirut, Lebanon
P.O.Box: 11-3216
Tel: 00 961 1 962 542
Fax: 00 961 1 962 555

North Africa
(Temporary in Beirut, Lebanon)
Arab African International Bank Building
Banks Street, Downtown
Beirut, Lebanon
P.O.Box: 11-3216
Tel: 00 961 1 962 542
Fax: 00 961 1 962 555

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(Doha, Qatar)
P.O. Box 23514, Doha – Qatar
Tel: +974 44932544 – 44935791
Fax: +974 44935790

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