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Ratifications and Reservations

Country Mandates Established by the CHR/HRC

Open invitation to Special Procedures

Voluntary Pledges and Commitments

Members by region of the Human Rights Council

OHCHR in the Field

Map of OHCHR field presences

Regional Offices

Country Offices

Human Rights Components of Peace Missions

Human Rights Advisers

Action 2

Technical Cooperation Programme

National Human Rights Institutions

Publications

OHCHR report 2013 OHCHR Report 2013
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)

Regional Offices/Centres

OHCHR regional offices and centres are established on the basis of a standard agreement between OHCHR and the host country, following consultations with countries of the region. Regional offices and centres focus on cross-cutting regional human rights concerns and also support, at national level, follow-up to treaty bodies and special procedures as well as matters relating to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). They work closely with regional and sub-regional inter-governmental organizations. They also complement the expertise of human rights country presences by providing support on institutional and thematic issues. Regional offices and centres are funded both by regular budget and extra-budgetary contributions.

Regional offices vary in size, with a minimum of three professional officers. Their activities, analyses, conclusions and recommendations are reported to the High Commissioner including through her annual report to the Human Rights Council.

By the end of 2014, OHCHR had 12 regional offices/centres covering East Africa (Addis Ababa), Southern Africa (Pretoria), West Africa (Dakar) Central America (Panama City), South America (Santiago de Chile), Europe (Brussels), Central Asia (Bishkek), South East Asia (Bangkok), Pacific (Suva) and the Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). OHCHR also has a Regional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy for Central Africa in Cameroon (Yaoundé) and a Training and Documentation Centre for South West Asia and the Arab Region in Qatar (Doha).

Details on the individual field presences can be found in the relevant sections of the Office Management Plan 2014-2017.

Africa region

Middle East and North Africa Region

Asia Pacific region

Europe and Central Asia Region

Americas  region

Regional Offices

East Africa
Southern Africa
West Africa
Middle East
North Africa
Pacific
South-East Asia
Central Asia
Europe
Central America
South America

Regional HR Centres

Central Africa UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region      

Contact Information

Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)
All contacts are in Geneva, Switzerland.

Africa Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9694

Middle East and North Africa Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9153

Asia Pacific Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9650

Europe and Central Asia Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9291

Americas Section
Tel. + 41 22 928 9167

Peace Missions Support and Rapid Response Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9344

National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9467

Coordinator Voluntary Fund for Technical Co-operation
Tel. +41 22 928 9287

External Links

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Department of Political Affairs
The Security Council
Peacebuilding Support Office
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Refugee Conventions (UNHCR)
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