24. While training abroad, fellows are under the general supervision of UN/DESA, but, in each host country, a governmental or semi-governmental department or agency, a university or some other academic institution, is responsible for the direct supervision of the training programme. An official of each such supervising agency plans the programme of studies in the country concerned and designates a technical supervisor to whom the fellow is directly responsible. The name of the official in the supervising agency to whom the fellows should first report, upon their arrival in the host country will be found in the travel and payment instructions (TPI).
25. The services provided by the Government officials with whom fellows come into contact are the former’s contribution to promoting the ideals of the United Nations. Fellows should, therefore, understand how important it is to cooperate with Governments and officials to make the fellowship awards as profitable an experience as possible.