About the United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme

The United Nations and the Nippon Foundation provide capacity-building and human resource development to developing States Parties and non-Parties to UNCLOS.

The objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.