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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Department of the Secretariat of the United Nations that works to promote and protect the human rights that are guaranteed under international law


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, commonly known as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) or the UN Human Rights Office, is a department of the Secretariat of the United Nations that works to promote and protect the human rights that are guaranteed under international law and stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. The office was established by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 1993 in the wake of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights.

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