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Office Of The High Commissioner Of Human Rights

Office Of The High Commissioner Of Human Rights:

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, also known as, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is one of the UN human rights bodies.

  • The OHCHR is entrusted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with the mandate to protect and promote all human rights for everyone all over the world.
  • It offers technical expertise and capacity-development to aid the implementation of global human rights standards on the field.
  • It is a part of the UN Secretariat and was established in 1993.
  • It is headquartered in Geneva and has many regional offices as well.
  • The OHCHR is headed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • OHCHR Funding: Almost 2/3rd of the funding for the Office comes from voluntary contributions from donors and member states.
  • The rest is covered by the general budget of the UN.

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