UNHCHR

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

President: Germán Osvaldo Núñez Benítez

Chair: Chiara Trejo Infante, Diana Laura Torres Bautista, Emilio Díaz López y Mariana Jonguitud García

Topic A) Suppression from the government of the People’s Republic of China upon human rights, focusing on the use of economic power, censorship, indoctrination and heavy surveillance in Xinjiang

Topic B) Oppression of women, the LGBT+ community
and civil society activists in Iran, focused on
the extreme measures applied by the national
penal code and the Supreme Court

Committee's outline and faculties

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has its origin in the decade of 1940, as a small division of the United Nations. In the decade of 1980, in Geneva, it was upgraded as the Center of Human Rights. The OHCHR was officially founded in 1993, when the international community decided to establish a more robust human rights mandate. It serves the purpose of assisting governments, human rights institutions, international organizations, and other UN bodies, in the implementation of human rights and the enforcement of obligations. Their methodology is based on three main strategies: the standard setting of Human Rights, monitorization, and the support of human rights. The office receives the participation of all of the member states of the United Nations. 

Faculties: 

  • Opening of forums to report any systematized issue or violation against human rights.

  • Suppliance of technical support to UN Human Rights bodies to assist their standard-setting and monitoring tasks.

  • Deepening the knowledge and awareness about the economic, political, social and civil rights written in the International Bill of Human Rights.

  • Strengthening the capacities of rights-holders and duty-bearers by applying research, analyses, methodologies and training.

  • Deeploying international human rights experts to field offices, in order to assist countries working to fulfill their human rights obligations. -

  • mplementings the former strategies, as well as new ones, in the Office's Management Plan, which has a term of three years.

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