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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

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)

Middle East and Northern Africa Region 


Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Kuwait Iraq Saudi Arabia Oman United Arab Emirates Yemen Qatar Bahrain Occupied Palestinian Territory Israel Lebanon Egypt Tunisia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Algeria Morocco Mauritania Middle East and Northern Africa Region

Regional Offices and Centres in the Middle East and
Northern Africa Region

Middle East (Beirut, Lebanon)
North Africa (Beirut, Lebanon)
Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region (Doha, Qatar)

OHCHR – Middle East Regional Office

The OHCHR Regional Office for the Middle East (ROME) was established in Beirut in 2002. The Regional Office covers nine countries: Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates..
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OHCHR – North Africa Regional Office

The Regional Office for North Africa was established in 2012 in Tunis and covers Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Mauritania. The Regional Office supported efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and governance systems in a number of countries in North African in 2012, initially from OHCHR Headquarter in Geneva and subsequently from Tunis. As of April 2013, the Regional Office for North Africa has been located temporarily in Beirut with current focus on Algeria, Egypt and Morocco.
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Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region

The UN Human Rights Training Centre was established by the General Assembly Resolution 60/153 of 2005 and is mandated “to undertake training and documentation activities according to international human rights standards and to support such efforts within the region by Governments, UN agencies and programmes, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations”. The Centre was officially inaugurated by the High Commissioner in May 2009. The main objective of the Centre is to strengthen human rights knowledge and skills within its region of operation.
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Contact Information

Headquarters

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

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

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 Beirut, Lebanon)
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: nmouallem@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

Iraq
Mauritania
Palestine (Occupied territories)
Saudi Arabia (Technical cooperation project)
Tunisia
Yemen

Feature stories

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