United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)

Established in 1993, the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights is responsible for coordinating human rights activities throughout the entire UN system, and has overall responsibility for the activities of the UN Centre for Human Rights. This broad mandate enables the Commissioner to be actively engaged in addressing almost any human rights issue/ violation around the globe. S/he has the role of promoting respect for human rights, coordinating and rationalising the UN human rights programme, rendering UN human rights machinery more effective and preventing human rights violations.