Regional Offices and Centres in the Middle East and
Northern Africa Region
Middle East and North Africa (Beirut, Lebanon)
Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region (Doha, Qatar)
OHCHR – Middle East Regional Office
Inspired by the Charter of the United Nations, international human rights treaties to promote and protect all human rights for all people, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) established its Regional Office in the Middle East and North Africa in 2002. The Regional Office currently covers 11 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. OHCHR is implementing a technical cooperation programme in Saudi Arabia through a field presence based on a three-year agreement.
Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region
The UN Human Rights Training Centre was established by the General Assembly Resolution
60/153 of 2005 and is mandated “to undertake training and documentation activities according to international human rights standards and to support such efforts within the region by Governments, UN agencies and programmes, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations”. The Centre was officially inaugurated by the High Commissioner in May 2009. The main objective of the Centre is to strengthen human rights knowledge and skills within its region of operation.