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UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a department of the United Nations Secretariat, is mandated to promote and protect the enjoyment and full realization, by all people, of all rights established in the Charter of the United Nations and in international human rights laws and treaties. The mandate includes preventing human rights violations, securing respect for all human rights, promoting international cooperation to protect human rights, coordinating related activities throughout the United Nations, and strengthening and streamlining the United Nations system in the field of human rights. In addition to its mandated responsibilities, the Office leads efforts to integrate a human rights approach within all work carried out by United Nations agencies.  Website: www.ohchr.org/english/
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Professional Training Series No. 4 (Rev.1): National Human Rights Institutions: History, Principles, Roles and Responsibilities

May 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators

April 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Professional Training Series No. 18 Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators

April 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Invitation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for contributions to the Secretary-General's report on progress and implementation of the General Assembly Resolution 64/169

25 March 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Human Rights Council, 16th session Interactive Dialogue : Intervention by Mr. Olivier De Schutter Special Rapporteur on the right to food

8 March 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, Jeremy Sarkin

7 March 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Report of the Panel on Remedies and Reparations for Victims of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the High Commissioner for Human Rights

March 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture presents preliminary findings on his Mission to Greece

20 October 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

OHCHR letter to RCs/UNCTs in Syria

13 October 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement of the Global Migration Group on the Human Rights of Migrants in Irregular Situation

30 September 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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