Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Haut-Commissariat des nations unies aux droits de l'homme (HCDH)
Oficina del Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos (ACNUDH)
Established as H-XE3383 - United Nations Centre for Human Rights (CHR). Re-established in current form, 15 Sep 1997, in connection with the programme for reform of the United Nations (A/51/950, para 79), when fully consolidated with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights into a single Office based at E-XE3343 - United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Mandate derives from Articles 1, 13 and 55 of the Charter of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), from the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) (an outcome of the World Conference on Human Rights, Jun 1993), and from UN General Assembly resolution 48/141, 20 Dec 1993, establishing the post of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Work for the protection of all human rights for all people; help empower people to realize their rights; assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.
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Part of the Secretariat of the United Nations, based in Geneva (Switzerland) and an office at the United Nations headquarters in New York NY (USA), and 3 divisions: Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development (TESPRDD); Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms (CTMD); Field Operations and Technical Cooperation (FOTCD). Headed by the High Commissioner (who is accountable to UN Secretary General) and his/her Executive Office.
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