United Nations body to be found in New York, USA, and Geneva, Switzerland.
By General Assembly resolution 46/182 of 19 December 1991, the Assembly authorized the designation by the Secretary-General of the Emergency Relief Coordinator and the merging of the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator and several disparate complex emergency structures into the Department of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat.
In 1998, as part of Secretary-General Annan’s programme for reform, the Department of Humanitarian Affairs was superseded by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The incumbent is the Under-Secretary-General heading the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs -- i.e., the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
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Prominent personalities from the worlds of art, music, film, sport, literature and government who have volunteered their services and support for the United Nations or one of its agencies to highlight key issues and to draw attention to UN activities.
Located on First Avenue between 42nd and 48th Streets, New York, New York, USA.
Established by the General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 as one of its subsidiary bodies.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, in replacement of the Commission on Human Rights, to address violations of human rights, including gross and systematic violations, and promote effective coordination and the mainstreaming of human rights within the United Nations system.
Its documents are published under symbol A/HRC/session number/documentation number.
One of the so-called Charter-based bodies among the human rights bodies of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, along with the universal periodic review and the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council.
Based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. An autonomous body of the United Nations established to serve as a vehicle to promote and undertake policy-oriented research and training programmes at the international level to contribute to the advancement of women worldwide.
Merged with United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women according to GA resolution 64/289.
Individual who possess widely recognized talents in the fields of arts, literature, music and sports and who has agreed to help focus worldwide attention on the work of the United Nations.
Came to be an award: Peace Messenger Award.
Part of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
Works as a clearing house of information and promote the sharing of experiences throughout the United Nations system and among Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
In the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The focal point within the United Nations system on matters related to family.
Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
The Commission on Human Rights has established many such posts. E.g., Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Services the sessions of the Statistical Commission.
Formerly known as the Statistical Division.
Formerly: United Nations Trust Fund for Chile. Created by the General Assembly in 1982.
The purpose is to receive voluntary contributions and distribute them to non-governmental organizations and treatment centres for assisting victims of torture and their relatives whose human rights have been severely violated as a result of torture, as well as for the funding of projects for training health-care professional specialized in the treatment of victims of torture.
The Fund is administered by the United Nations Secretary-General with a Board of Trustees acting in an advisory capacity and comprising five members with wide experience in the field of human rights. The members serve in their personal capacity and are appointed by the Secretary-General for a renewable three-year term of office on the basis of equitable geographical distribution.
One of the means of mitigating the physical and mental consequences of torture on victims and their families -- consequences that can endure for several years and may be irreversible - is to provide them with medical, phsychological, social, legal and economic aid.
Established by General Assembly resolution 40/131of 13 December 1985 and administered by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (SPFII), in accordance with the United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules and other relevant provisions.
Superseded by the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples, pursuant to paragraph 10 of General Assembly resolution 68/149 adopted of 18 December 2013.
Established by the General Assembly in 1991 (resolution 46/122) to assist non-governmental organizations dealing with contemporary forms of slavery to participte in the deliberations of the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery and to provide humanitarian, legal and financial aid to individuals victims of such violations. Administered through a Board of Trustees of five members.
Established in 1981. In accordance with General Assembly guidelines, the Fund supports activities to strengthen policymaking and programme planning capacities for youth and to encourage research, training, data collection and evaluation of technical information on youth issues. Fund resources are also used for youth-related technical cooperation activities requested by Governments, especially least-developed countries, and for activities and projects to further the implementation of the United Nations World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond.