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The UN Human Rights Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) is located in Lebanon and covers the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. As a convenor of regional dialogues on human rights issues, ROMENA-led activities involve government and civil society actors from the region. ROMENA's primary function is to advance human rights in the countries that it covers through monitoring, reporting and advocacy on the human rights situation, and through active engagement with governments, including the provision of technical assistance, in cooperation with the UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre in Doha. More about OHCHR in the Middle East Regional Office.
The UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre was established by 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’s activities are also aimed at strengthening of national and regional institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights through capacity-building, public information and human rights education. More about OHCHR in the Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region.