Useful Information

OHCHR Human Rights Programme for the Middle East and Northern Africa Region

Country Mandates Established
by the CHR/HRC

Standing invitations to Special Procedures

Regional Members of the Human Rights Council:

Egypt 2019
Iraq 2019
Qatar 2020
Saudi Arabia 2019
Tunisia 2019
United Arab Emirates 2018

Voluntary Pledges and Commitments

Publications

UN Human Rights Report 2018 UN Human Rights Report 2018
OHCHR Management Plan 2018-2021 OHCHR Management Plan 2018-2021
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)

Middle East and Northern Africa Region 


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.
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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.
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Contact Information

Headquarters

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

Middle East and North Africa Section
Tel. +41 22 917 9777

Regional Offices/Centres

Middle East and North Africa
Regional Office for Human Rights Middle East
Beirut, Lebanon
Arab African International Bank Building
Banks Street,
Downtown Beirut, Lebanon
P.O.Box: 11-3216
Tel: 00 961 1 962 500
Fax: 00 961 1 962 555
E-mail: relhage@ohchr.org

Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region
(Doha, Qatar)
P.O. Box 23514, Doha – Qatar
Tel: +974 44932544 – 44935791
Fax: +974 44935790
E-mail: DohaCentre@ohchr.org

Other OHCHR Offices

Iraq
Mauritania
Palestine (Occupied territories)
Saudi Arabia (Technical cooperation project)
Tunisia
Yemen

Feature stories

External links

International Criminal Court

Geneva Conventions

ILO Conventions

Refugee Conventions

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