Not to be confused with United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Human Rights Committee, United Nations Human Rights Council or United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is a specialized agency of the United Nations system that aims to promote and protect human rights around the world. The High Commissioner is the head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
The High Commissioner is the highest United Nations official responsible for human rights, has the rank of Under-Secretary-General, and reports to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The position was created by the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action in 1993. The High Commissioner is the highest United Nations official responsible for human rights, holding the rank of Under-Secretary-General and reporting to the United Nations Secretary-General.
The headquarters of OHCHR is at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland (although it also has an office at UN headquarters in New York). In addition, it has regional offices in Addis Ababa, Pretoria, Dakar, Panama City, Santiago de Chile, Brussels, Bishkek, Bangkok, Suva and Beirut. In addition, it has regional offices in Addis Ababa, Pretoria, Dakar, Panama City, Santiago de Chile, Brussels, Bishkek, Bangkok, Suva and Beirut.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has the authority to lead and coordinate global action to protect the rights and well-being of tens of millions of people. These include refugees, internally displaced persons, stateless persons, asylum seekers, returnees and the host communities around them.
In order to fulfill its obligation, UNHCR fosters effective relationships and emphasizes the comparative advantages of having a broad spectrum of partners. These include refugees and host communities; governments; donor agencies; United Nations agencies and other international organizations; national and international non-governmental agencies (such as faith-based organizations); academic and research institutions; and the private sector.
UNHCR works with partners to help provide comprehensive services to support the elimination of mother-to-child transmission, including universal access to counseling and testing services for pregnant women and their children, as well as appropriate ART regimens. It also strives to ensure that all PMTCT and child health services are robustly integrated. This includes a focus on antenatal care and skilled birth attendance.
Commissioner for Human Rights
the United Nations’ principal human rights entity. We represent the world’s commitment to the promotion and protection of the full range of human rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Read more about our Mandate History of the mandateThe United Nations General Assembly established the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in December 1993 through the Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action.
Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action. The Vienna Declaration, adopted by 171 States, renewed the world’s commitment to human rights. It also called for the strengthening and harmonization of the United Nations system’s human rights monitoring capacity.
Read more about our MissionOur strategic vision for the human rights work of the United NationsHuman Rights follows a solid results framework known as the OHCHR Management Plan in order to fulfill its mission. This roadmap is based on the results of consultations with Member States, the UN system, civil society, the donor community and the private sector. The current OHCHR Management Plan is deeply associated with the 2030 Agenda for Development and covers the period 2018-2021 inclusive.
The commissioner is a position in many U.S. sports leagues for the highest executive authority of the league, thus equivalent to the chief executive officer of a corporation. The exact powers of the commissioner depend on the league’s regulations. Commissioners are elected by the league’s team owners, and deal with issues such as discipline, arbitration disputes between clubs, etc.
The rest of the major U.S. professional sports leagues followed suit, replacing the positions of league presidents with that of commissioners. The NFL appointed its first commissioner in 1941, the NBA in 1967, and the NHL in 1993. However, the commissioners’ powers and responsibilities to the leagues are not substantially different from those of the presidents who preceded them. Although subsequent baseball league commissioners have not had the absolute power that Landis did, current commissioner Bud Selig has succeeded in centralizing Major League Baseball’s authority in the commissioner’s office, relegating the position of league president to an honorary title and giving the baseball commissioner powers similar to those of his colleagues in the other major sports.