United Nations Centre for Human Rights (CHR)
Centre pour les droits de l'homme des Nations Unies
Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas
28 Jul 1982, when listed title was adopted, having functioned previously as 'Division of Human Rights'. Acted within the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), being the Secretariat Unit of the United Nations most concerned with human rights questions. Ceased to exist, 15 Sep 1997, when absorbed into E-XK1312 - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Assist the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council and other organs of the United Nations in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms as envisaged in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international conventions on human rights concluded under the auspices of the United Nations and various resolutions of the General Assembly.
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Secretariat of the High Commissioner and the Centre comprises: Office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); Office of the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights; International Instruments Section; Communications Section; Research, Studies and Prevention of Discrimination Section; Advisory Services and Technical Assistance Section; External Relations, Publications and Documentation Section. The Centre forms a part of the United Nations Office at Geneva (Switzerland) and has a liaison office at United Nations Headquarters in New York. A Management Board, operating during transitional period, is led by the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights and comprises 3 ad-interim chiefs and the head of the Administration Unit.
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