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)

04 02 23
  • World Cancer Day

    04 02 23

06 02 23
  • International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    06 02 23

11 02 23
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    11 02 23

13 02 23
  • World Radio Day

    13 02 23

20 02 23
  • World Day of Social Justice

    20 02 23

21 02 23
  • International Mother Language Day

    21 02 23

27 02 23
  • 52nd Session of the Human Rights Council: Opening

    27 02 23
    Geneva Switzerland