United Nations Fellowship Programme

The United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law was established by General Assembly Resolution 2099 (XX) of 20 December 1965 to contribute to a better knowledge of international law “as a means for strengthening international peace and security and promoting friendly relations and co-operation among States“. It is one of the cornerstones of the efforts of the United Nations to promote a better understanding of international law and the work of the United Nations in this field.

Under the Programme, the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs conducts international law training programmes designed to enable qualified persons, in particular, mid-level government legal officers and young teachers of international law from developing countries, and countries with emerging economies, to deepen their knowledge of international law. The training programmes include the annual International Law Fellowship Programme in The Hague.

The six-week Fellowship Programme is conducted in conjunction with the Summer Courses of the  Academy. Selected fellows attend the courses on Public International Law and participate in lectures and seminars organized by the Codification Division. To apply, please visit the website.

The Codification Division also maintains the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law, a virtual training and research centre in international law.