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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. 17: Monitoring the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Guidance for Human Rights Monitors

April 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

OHCHR Report 2009: activities and results

April 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the question of human rights in Cyprus

2 March 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Human Rights Dimension of Poverty in Afghanistan

March 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Minority Rights: International Standards and Guidance for Implementation

2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Fact Sheet No. 21, The Human Right to Adequate Housing

November 2009 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Programa de derechos humanos del Distrito Federal

August 2009 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Fact Sheet No. 6 Rev. 3, Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

July 2009 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

OHCHR Report 2008: activities and results

30 April 2009 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Outcome document of the Durban Review Conference

24 April 2009 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Conference Reports

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