Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Appointments to be made at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council (26 February-23 March 2018)

Application process and deadlines

NEW: Call for applications for the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali
Secretariat note verbale of 30 October 2017
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

Call for applications for seven mandates
Secretariat note verbale of 16 October 2017
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28 NOVEMBER 2017 (12 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)

To apply for the mandate of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, (1) complete the online survey (https://ohchr-survey.unog.ch/index.php/751313) and (2) submit the application form in Word format, which can be accessed by clicking on the specific mandate in the table below.

To apply for the other seven mandates, (1) complete the online survey (https://ohchr-survey.unog.ch/index.php/398422?lang=en) and (2) submit the application form in Word format, which can be accessed by clicking on the specific mandate in the table below.

For appointments of EMRIP members from the Africa and North America, please see further information here

For Working Group appointments, only citizens of States belonging to the specific regional groups are eligible. Please refer to the list of United Nations regional groups of Member States at http://www.un.org/depts/DGACM/RegionalGroups.shtml 

General information about the selection and appointment process

Mandates and candidates list

Application forms are posted in alphabetical order as received prior to the deadline. Information contained therein is subject to reference check

Should the appointee to any of the mandates be a person with a disability, the United Nations would be obliged to ensure reasonable accommodation for the mandate holder in the implementation of his/her mandate. This may include provisions for the mandate holder to be accompanied during official travels by a personal assistant, and/or for additional conference services (such as sign language interpretation) in respect of meetings in which the mandate holder participates.