LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund beneficiaries


Since it became operational on 1 January 2014, the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund has organized 5 Fellowship Programmes (in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019) and supported 153 delegates and fellows (95 women, 58 men), coming from 70 of the 71 LDCs/SIDS (35 from Africa, 22 from Asia & the Pacific, 14 from the Caribbean and Latin America).

Former Delegates

Biographies of the LDCs/SIDS delegates that participated in past Human Rights Council sessions:







  • 30th Human Rights Council session
    4 delegates from: Fiji, Grenada*, Jamaica and Lesotho
  • 29th Human Rights Council session
    12 delegates from: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Liberia, Madagascar and Togo

*Without Permanent Mission in Geneva

**Without Permanent Mission in Geneva at the time of participation

Former Fellows

Biographies of the LDCs/SIDS fellows that participated in past Fellowship programmes:

  • In 2020 no Fellowship Programme was organized due to COVID 19

  • In 2019 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 6 fellows from:
    Angola, Marshall Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis*, Saint Lucia*, Tanzania and Uganda

  • In 2018 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 2 fellows from:
    Afghanistan and Bhutan

  • In 2017 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 5 fellows from:
    Cambodia, Malawi, Marshall Islands*, Mauritania and Samoa*

  • In 2016 no Fellowship Programme was organized due to the lack of funding.

  • In 2015 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 6 fellows from:
    Bahamas, Nepal, Rwanda, Saint Lucia*, Sierra Leone and Solomon Islands*

  • In 2014 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 2 fellows from:
    Barbados and Tuvalu

*Without Permanent Mission in Geneva



42nd Human Rights Council session

41st Human Rights Council session

40th Human Rights Council session


39th Human Rights council session

38th Human Rights Council session

37th Human Rights Council session


36th Human Rights Council session

35th Human Rights Council session

34th Human Rights Council session


32nd Human Rights Council – First HRC session with universal participation

  • Historic joint statement made by SIDS and LDCs without Permanent Mission in Geneva, on the occasion of the “10th anniversary of the Human Rights Council” – 27 June 2016, Geneva
  • Joint Statement delivered by Jasmina Giouba (Nauru) on behalf of the SIDS delegates, on the “Universal Periodic Review” – 27 June 2016, Geneva