United Nations Humans Rights - Office of the High Commisioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Unverified non-profit organisation

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world’s commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. The organisation has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.

OHCR also supports the work of the United Nations human rights mechanisms.

By incorporating human rights principles into national development strategies and fulfilling their human rights obligations, governments are more likely to be successful in meeting the MDGs (to reduce poverty, hunger and disease and promote gender equality, education, environmental sustainability and global partnerships) and in realizing the UN Charter’s vision of a more equal and just world. The objectives of human well being and dignity for all, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, will not be achieved if the MDGs are pursued in isolation from human rights.



About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: Switzerland

Global issues

Human rights