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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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Commentary to the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

July 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

The Rights of Non-Citizens

2006 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Human Rights and Poverty Reduction - A Conceptual Framework

December 2003 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Draft Guidelines: A Human Rights Approach to Poverty Reduction Strategies

10 September 2002 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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