Información útil

Programa de Derechos Humanos de la OACDH para la Región de Africa
2008-2009
2006-2007

18 August 2011: Publication: 'la justice transitionnelle: une voie vers la reconciliation et la construction d'une paix durable', Conference paper 1/2011, Dealing with the past.

Publicación bimestral sobre los derechos humanos y la democracia en la Subregión:
Septiembre 2011
Julio 2011

Mandatos sobre la situación en diversos países establecidos por la CHR/CDH

Invitación abierta a los Procedimientos Especiales

Miembros regionales del Consejo de Derechos Humanos:

Angola 2020

Burkina Faso 2021

Camerún 2021

República Democrática del Congo 2020

Eritrea 2021

Nigeria 2020

Rwanda 2019

Senegal 2020

Somalia 2021

Africa del Sur 2019

Togo 2021

Compromisos y contribuciones voluntarias

Calendario de eventos

Publicaciones

Informe 2018 de derechos humanos de la ONU Informe 2018 de derechos humanos de la ONU *
Plan estratégico de gestión del ACNUDH 2018-2021 Plan estratégico de gestión del ACNUDH 2018-2021*
Derechos humanos en acción Derechos humanos en acción (PDF)*
Manual para las ONG Manual para las ONG (PDF) *

OACDH - Oficina Regional del Africa Meridional (2008-2009)

Human rights context

 
The Regional Office for Southern Africa was the first regional presence established by OHCHR. It was set up in 1998 in response to demand for human rights advice, guidance and assistance from the UN Country Teams in Southern Africa at a time when countries in the region were undergoing a transition to democracy. Now, almost ten years later, the need for human rights advice, guidance and assistance has not diminished.

The Regional Office covers Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The Regional Office works in partnership with governments, national institutions, civil society, the UN system, and the growing number of subregional organizations, such as the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the SADC Parliamentary Forum, the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO), the Association of Law Reform Agencies of Eastern and Southern Africa (ALRAESA), and the Central, Eastern and Southern African Heads of Correctional Services Association. By working jointly with these and other organizations, the Office contributes to strengthening African regional institutions and local partners and facilitates the exchange of regional experience in solving local problems.

 

Achievements

 
The Office has worked to raise the profile of human rights in the region, and has achieved considerable success in integrating a human rights perspective into the work of the UN Country Teams. It was instrumental in creating a Gender and Human Rights cluster as part of the Regional Director’s Team. It has also assisted in establishing national human rights institutions and worked with other partners to initiate or stimulate consultative processes with the aim of establishing or rejuvenating national human rights institutions, notably in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Madagascar. The Office sought to ensure that domestic legislation incorporated international human rights instruments through consultations with regional mechanisms, such as the SADC tribunal.

During the 2006-2007 biennium, the Office engaged with UN Country Teams and focused on two of the leading problems in the region, namely the spread and treatment of HIV and AIDS and the continuing discriminatory attitudes and practices and violence against women. The Office helped plan and launch the 365 Days Campaign against Gender Violence,which stoked momentum for the adoption of legislation in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mauritius on gender discrimination and violence.

 

Priorities

 
In 2008-2009, the Regional Office will become more involved in UNDP’s governance programmes in Southern Africa,which include elements that are core concerns for OHCHR, such as establishing and strengthening human rights commissions and providing human rights training for government officials, police, prison officers, judges, lawyers and NGOs.

OHCHR will continue to expand its network of partnerships and strengthen awareness of its role as a regional resource for human rights information, advice, training and assistance accessible to a broad range of partners and institutions. Given the worsening situation in Zimbabwe,which has prompted an exodus, particularly into South Africa, the Office will work with the UN Country Team, civil society, and relevant government authorities in Zimbabwe to help protect human rights and strengthen rule-of-law institutions.


Contacto

Sede principal

División de Creación de Capacidad y de Operaciones sobre el Terreno
Todos los contactos se encuentra en Ginebra, Suiza.

Unidad para África
Teléfono: +41 22 928 93 60

Oficinas/Centros Regionales

Africa Central
2010-2011 (en inglés)
2008-2009
2006-2007* (Yaounde, Camerún)
Nouvelle route Bastos
Rue 1705, Numéro 606
B.P. 836
Yaoundé, Camerún
Tel.: +237 2221 2474 +23 74 83 03 56 ;
74 83 01 78
+8821 637 220 464 (satellite)
Fax: (237) 221 2475
Website

Africa Oriental
2008-2009
2006-2007
(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
New ECA Building
Room 1N16
P.O.Box 3001
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Tel.: (251 11) 544 3105 Fax: (251 11) 551 6078

Africa Meridional
2012-2013
Regional Office for Southern Africa
UN House, Metropark Building
351 Francis Baard Street
P.O. Box 6541
Pretoria 0001
South Africa
Tel.: +27 12 354 8686
Fax: +27 12 354 8681
E-mail: rosa@ohchr.org

Africa Occidental
2010-2011
2008-2009
United Nations Office for West Africa Almadies Ouest Lot N°14 B.P. 23851
Tel.: + 221 869 85 85
Fax: +221 569 1881

Otras Oficinas de la OACDH en la Región de Asia y el Pacífico

Burundi
Cote d'Ivoire
República Democrática del Congo
Ethiopia/Eritrea
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Sudán
Togo
Uganda

Artículos de interés

 

Enlaces externos

Corte Penal Internacional

Convenciones de Ginebra

Convenios de la OIT

Conveciones de los Refugiados

Comisión Africana sobre Derechos Humanos y de los Pueblos

Corte Africana de Derechos Humanos

Unión Africana

Comunidad Económica de los Estados del Centro de Africa

Comunidad Económica y Monetaria del Africa Central

Instituciones Nacionales

Nota : La OACDH no se responsabiliza del contenido de los enlaces externos.