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)

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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.


Represent the world's commitment to the promotion and protection of the full range of human rights and freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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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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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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