OHCHR

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Committee Description

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was established in December 1993, and it continues to work as the principal human rights office of the UN in compliance with the international human rights treaties and the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. Alongside supervising the Human Rights Council in Geneva, OHCHR primarily focuses on promoting human rights without distinction as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. OHCHR ensures the protection of human rights under severe circumstances of violence, conflict and insecurity.

Agenda

Developing a framework to prevent the limitation of religious freedom in Iran

Taking measures against post-conflict censorship in media