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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

Principles and Guidelines for a Human Rights Approach to Poverty Reduction Strategies

2006 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking

20 May 2002 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Application of Human Rights to Reproductive and Sexual Health

2001 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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