Informations utiles

Mandats par pays établis par la Commission des droits de l'homme/Conseil des droits de l'homme

Invitation ouverte aux Procédures spéciales

Membres régionaux du Conseil des droits de l'homme :

Argentine 2021

Bahamas 2021

Bolivie (État plurinational de) 2023

Brésil 2022

Cuba 2023

Mexique 2023

Uruguay 2021

République bolivarienne du Venezuela 2022

Engagements et contributions volontaires


UN Human Rights Report 2020 Rapport 2020 du HCDH*
Plan de gestion 2018-2021 Plan de gestion 2018-2021
Brochure : Les droits de l'homme en action Les droits de l'homme en action (PDF)*
Travailler avec le programme des Nations Unies en matière de droits de l'homme: un Manuel pour la société civile Un Manuel pour la société civile (PDF)

Le HCDH – Bureau régional en Amérique Latine


The OHCHR Regional Office for South America was established in Santiago, following the signature of an agreement between the OHCHR and the Government of Chile on 23 September 2009. This Office complies with the mandate and general competences assigned to the OHCHR by the General Assembly in its resolution 48/141 of 20 December 1993.

The Regional Office for South America covers Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. It coordinates its activities and actions with Headquarters and other field presences.

The Regional Office for South America works with governments, parliaments, tribunals, national human rights institutions, civil society, regional and international organisations and the United Nations to develop and strengthen their capacities, so as to improve the promotion and protection of human rights, according to international norms.

The thematic priorities of the Regional Office for South America are: combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity; strengthening the effectiveness of international human rights mechanisms and the progressive development on international human rights law; and widening democratic space.


The main activities of the OHCHR-South America Office are:

  • Promoting international human rights instruments; 
  • Organizing seminars, workshops and research around various human rights issues; 
  • Training stakeholders on how to use United Nations human rights promotion and protection mechanisms and how to follow-up on their rulings and recommendations; 
  • Training on the Universal Periodic Review and how to follow-up on its recommendations
  • Providing technical assistance in the harmonization and implementation of international human rights commitments; 
  • Organizing seminars and workshops on the importance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and the Paris Principles;
  • Promoting the use of human rights protection mechanisms, with an emphasis on the rights of indigenous peoples; 
  • Providing training and promoting the application of a human-rights based approach in planning and in development programmes;
  • Providing assistance with National Human Rights Action Plans; 
  • Facilitating roundtables with participation from civil society, national human rights institutions, the  international cooperation and community, prioritizing and highlighting best practices; 
  • Supporting the visits of Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups and disseminating their recommendations; 
  • Cooperating with other international or regional and inter-governmental or non-governmental organizations; 
  • Cooperating with Resident Coordinators and UNCTs on human rights issues; 
  • Informing and promoting all of these activities by means of press releases, articles, interviews, videos, factsheets and other publications.



Service du renforcement des capacités et des opérations sur le terrain
Le contact est à Genève.

Unité pour les Amériques
Tél. + 41 22 917 92 48

Bureaux régionaux/Centres

Représentant régional pour l' Amérique du Sud
Av. Dag Hammerskjöld 3269, Vitacura Santiago de Chile, Chile
Telephone number: (562) 2321-7750
Fax: (562) 2263-4978


Représentant régional pour l'Amérique centrale
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
Website: Contact:

Articles d'intérêt

Autres bureaux du HCDH en région des Amériques


Liens externes

Organisation des Etats Américains

Commission Interaméricaine des droits de l'homme

Cour Interaméricaine des droits de l'homme

Conventions de Genève

Conventions de l'OIT

Conventions sur les réfugiés

Cour pénale internationale

Banque interaméricaine de développement

Institutions nationales

Note : Le HCDH n'est pas responsable du contenu des liens externes.