Useful Information

OHCHR Human Rights Programme for the Americas

Country Mandates Established
by the CHR/HRC

Standing invitations to Special Procedures

Regional Members of the Human Rights Council:

Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2017
Cuba 2016
Ecuador 2018
El Salvador 2017
Mexico 2016
Panama 2018
Paraguay 2017
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2018

Voluntary Pledges and Commitments


OHCHR report 2015 OHCHR Report 2015
OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017 OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017
Brochure: Human Rights in action Human Rights in Action (PDF)
Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society A Handbook for Civil Society (PDF)

Links to other UN websites

UN United Nations
United Nations Peacekeeping United Nations Peacekeeping
UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.


ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The United Nations Children's Fund - works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.
UNICRI United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
UNAIDS UNAIDS has five focus areas including: leadership and advocacy, strategic information and technical support, tracking monitoring and evaluation, civil society engagement and mobilization of resources.

Contact Information


Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)
Contact is in Geneva, Switzerland.

Americas Section
Tel. + 41 22 928 9167

Regional Offices/Centres

Regional Representative for South America
Av. Dag Hammerskjöld 3269, Vitacura Santiago de Chile, Chile
Telephone number: (562) 2321-7750
Fax: (562) 2263-4978
E-mail: ohchr-santiago@ohchr.org


Regional Representative for Central America
Panama City, Panama
Casa de las Naciones Unidas
Edificio 128,
3er. piso,
Ciudad del Saber, Clayton
Panama City,
Tel: (507) 302 4500
Fax: (507) 302 4694
Email: Pregionaloffice@ohchr.org
Website: http://www.oacnudh.org/

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Other OHCHR Offices



United Nations Country Teams in Americas Region

Other UN links

External links

Organization of American States

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Geneva Conventions

ILO Conventions

Refugee Conventions

International Criminal Court

Interamerican Development Bank

National Institutions

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