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)

07 10 22
  • Human Rights Council - Conclusion of 51st Session

    07 10 22

10 10 22
  • World Mental Health Day [WHO]

    10 10 22

11 10 22
  • International Day of the Girl Child (A/RES/66/170)

    11 10 22

17 10 22
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (A/RES/47/196)

    17 10 22

24 10 22
  • Disarmament Week, 24-30 October (A/RES/S-10/2 (p. 102))

    24 10 22

  • Global Media and Information Literacy Week, 24-31 October (A/RES/75/267)

    24 10 22

  • United Nations Day (A/RES/168 (II))

    24 10 22

02 11 22
  • International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (A/RES/68/163)

    02 11 22