High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world’s commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. OHCHR has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.

Michelle Bachelet is the High Commissioner for Human Rights and serves as the principal human rights official at the United Nations. She heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations’ human rights efforts.

Bachelet assumed her position on September 1, 2018, following her appointment by the United Nations Secretary-General. She is the seventh High Commissioner to lead the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

UPCOMING EVENTS

(all times in EST)

01 06 22
  • Global Day of Parents (A/RES/66/292)

    01 06 22

04 06 22
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (A/RES/ES-7/8)

    04 06 22

05 06 22
  • World Environment Day (A/RES/2994 (XXVII))

    05 06 22

12 06 22
  • World Day Against Child Labour

    12 06 22

13 06 22
  • Human Rights Council - Opening of 50th Session

    13 06 22

15 06 22
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (A/RES/66/127)

    15 06 22

18 06 22
  • International Day for Countering Hate Speech (A/RES/75/309)

    18 06 22

19 06 22
  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (A/RES/69/293)

    19 06 22

20 06 22
  • World Refugee Day (A/RES/55/76)

    20 06 22

23 06 22
  • International Widows' Day (A/RES/65/189)

    23 06 22

  • United Nations Public Service Day (A/RES/57/277)

    23 06 22