UNITED NATIONS FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP
NEW YORK, 1 November (UN Headquarters) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan announces the launching of the United Nations Fulbright Fellowship Programme, created through a partnership with the Institute of International Education, the implementing institution of the Fulbright Programme, and the United Nations Foundation/Better World Fund, which will fund the new Programme.
Under the new Programme, carefully selected current Fulbright students from developing countries will be invited to extend their study/research programmes for six months through placement with a United Nations department or office, which will benefit in equal measure from the energy and expertise of an outstanding scholar in the field. The first Fellows will be matched with host departments and placed at the United Nations during the second half of 2003.
The Secretary-General believes the new Programme will both provide the Organization with specialized expertise and build support for the work of the United Nations among key global constituencies. This partnership will create a formative experience for some of the world’s best and brightest students, who can contribute to the advancement of the work of the Organization and return to their countries with a deeper understanding of the United Nations.
A detailed press release on the new Programme will be released shortly by the United Nations Foundation/Better World Fund and the Institute of International Education.