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OHCHR Human Rights Programme for the Middle East and Northern Africa Region

Country Mandates Established
by the CHR/HRC

Open invitation to Special Procedures

Regional Members of the Human Rights Council:

Algeria 2016
Kuwait 2014
Morocco 2016
Saudi Arabia 2016
United Arab Emirates 2015

Voluntary Pledges and Commitments


OHCHR report 2012 OHCHR Report 2012 (PDF)
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)

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UN United Nations
United Nations Peacekeeping

United Nations Peacekeeping


UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.


ESCWA Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The United Nations Children's Fund - works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

ILO International Labour Organization

UNAIDS has five focus areas including: leadership and advocacy, strategic information and technical support, tracking monitoring and evaluation, civil society engagement and mobilization of resources.

Contact Information


Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division
Geneva, Switzerland

Middle East and North Africa Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9235
Geneva, Switzerland

Regional Offices/Centres

Middle East
(Beirut, Lebanon)
OHCHR Middle East Regional Office
Arab African International Bank Building
Banks Street, Downtown
Beirut, Lebanon
P.O.Box: 11-3216
Tel: 00 961 1 962 542
Fax: 00 961 1 962 555
E-mail: OHCHR-ME-Lebanon@ohchr.org

North Africa
(Temporary in Tunisia, Tunis)
OHCHR North Africa Regional Office
04 Rue Saint Fulgence, Mutuelleville Tunis 1082, Tunisia
Tel: +216 71 283 124
Mob: +216 24083906
E-mail: ohchr-rona@ohchr.org

Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region
(Doha, Qatar)
P.O. Box 23514, Doha – Qatar
Tel: +974 44932544 – 44935791
Fax: +974 44935790
E-mail: DohaCentre@ohchr.org

Other OHCHR Offices

Palestine (Occupied territories)
Saudi Arabia (Technical cooperation project)


United Nations Country Teams in Middle East and Northern Africa Region

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