The creation of the position of High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1993 has enabled an independent, authoritative voice to speak out for human rights worldwide. The Office of the High Commissioner responds to crises, supports human rights defenders, and brings human rights closer to people. Through advocacy, monitoring and training activities, it contributes to legislative and policy reforms to increase accountability for human rights violations and advance human rights.

The creation of the position of High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1993 has enabled an independent, authoritative voice to speak out for human rights worldwide.

The Office of the High Commissioner responds to crises, supports human rights defenders, and brings human rights closer to people. Through advocacy, monitoring and training activities, it contributes to legislative and policy reforms to increase accountability for human rights violations and advance human rights.

Many challenges lie ahead in the struggle to promote and enhance the dignity, freedom, and rights of all human beings. In the past two decades, however, significant progress has been made.

Twenty of the most important achievements accomplished since 1993 can be viewed here.


OHCHR website
http://at20.ohchr.org/

 

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