Useful Information


OHCHR report 2019 OHCHR Report 2019
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)


Map of Angola

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Angola and UN Charter-based Bodies

Angola and UN Treaty Bodies

Most recent concluding observations

Human Rights Committee
Concluding observations (2019) CCPR/C/AGO/CO/2

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Concluding observations (2019) CEDAW/C/AGO/CO/7

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
Concluding observations (2018) CRC/C/OPAC/AGO/CO/1

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography
Concluding observations (2018) CRC/C/OPSC/AGO/CO/1

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2018) CRC/C/AGO/CO/5-7

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Concluding observations (2016) E/C.12/AGO/CO/4-5

>>Full list of documents in the Treaty Body Database

OHCHR in Angola

After more than 37 years of war, Angola has enjoyed peace since the ceasefire accords were signed in April 2002. The absence of armed conflict for the first time in the lives of most Angolans is, in itself, the most important indication of progress in human rights. Still, access to justice is limited, the judiciary is weak, and there are serious limits to press freedom and to civil society activities. Even with the country’s massive mineral wealth and economic growth, the most serious human rights challenge is abject poverty, with 68 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. Access to health, education, land, food and adequate housing,water and sanitation need to be improved, particularly for women. Maternal and child mortality rates are among the highest in the world.

Contact Information


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

Africa Branch
Tel. +41 22 917 9220

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OHCHR in the field

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Human Rights Components of Peace Missions

Human Rights Advisors

Action 2

Technical Cooperation Programme

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