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Useful Information

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.

At the end of 2010, OHCHR had 12 regional offices/centres, in East Africa (Addis Ababa), Southern Africa (Pretoria), West Africa (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), South-East Asia (Bangkok), the Pacific (Suva), the Middle East (Beirut), Central Asia (Bishkek), Europe (Brussels), Central America (Panama City), and South America (Santiago de Chile), and South-West Asia and the Arab Region (Doha).

Details on the individual field presences can be found in the relevant sections of the Strategic Management Plan.

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
Geneva, Switzerland

Africa Section 
Tel. +41 22 928 9694
Geneva, Switzerland

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

Asia Pacific Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9659
Geneva, Switzerland

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

Americas Section
Tel. + 41 22 928 9167
Geneva, Switzerland

Peace Missions Support and Rapid Response Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9166
Geneva, Switzerland

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

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

External Links

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