Useful Information

OHCHR Human Rights Programme for the Americas

Country Mandates Established
by the CHR/HRC

Standing invitations to Special Procedures

Regional Members of the Human Rights Council:

Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2017
Cuba 2016
Ecuador 2018
El Salvador 2017
Mexico 2016
Panama 2018
Paraguay 2017
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2018

Voluntary Pledges and Commitments


OHCHR report 2014 OHCHR Report 2014
OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017 OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017
Brochure: Human Rights in action Human Rights in Action (PDF)
Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society A Handbook for Civil Society (PDF)

Americas Region

Regional Offices and Centres in South America

The OHCHR Regional Office for Central America was established in Panama City, Panama, following the signature of an agreement between OHCHR and the Government of Panama on 15 February 2007.

The Regional Office for Central America covers the countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama, as well as regional issues and activities. It also covers the Dominican Republic until a human rights advisor is deployed.

Contact Information


Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)
Contact is in Geneva, Switzerland.

Americas Section
Tel. + 41 22 928 9167

Regional Offices/Centres

Regional Representative for South America
Av. Dag Hammerskjöld 3269, Vitacura Santiago de Chile, Chile
Telephone number: (562) 2321-7750
Fax: (562) 2263-4978
E-mail: ohchr-santiago@ohchr.org


Oficina Regional para América Central
Panama City, Panama
Casa de las Naciones Unidas
Edificio 128,
3er. piso,
Ciudad del Saber, Clayton
Panama City,
Tel: (507) 302 4500
Fax: (507) 302 4694
Email: Pregionaloffice@ohchr.org
Website: http://www.oacnudh.org/
Contact: Ms. Carmen Rosa Villa
Regional Representative for Central America

Other OHCHR Offices


Feature stories



United Nations Country Teams in Americas Region

Other UN links

External links

Organization of American States

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Geneva Conventions

ILO Conventions

Refugee Conventions

International Criminal Court

Interamerican Development Bank  

National Institutions

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