What is the United Nations?

The United Nations (UN) is the organization set up by the world’s governments to promote peace, security and development. It consists of more than 190 countries, including Nepal. Its main offices are in Europe and the USA.

What are human rights?

Every person in the world has human rights, including the rights to life, food, education and the rights to hold and express opinions without being threatened. Without these human rights, people cannot live in dignity. Governments have a commitment to protect and promote human rights.

What is the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)?

OHCHR works for the protection and promotion of human rights for all people, regardless of caste, ethnicity, gender, religion or nationality. OHCHR helps people to understand their rights; and assists governments to ensure respect of human rights for all people.

Why is OHCHR in Nepal?

OHCHR-Nepal was invited by the Government of Nepal in April 2005 to monitor how people’s human rights were being respected and to advise the Government on how it can promote and protect human rights.

What is OHCHR-Nepal doing during the peace process?

OHCHR is monitoring the implementation of the human rights commitments made by the Government and the CPN-M in November 2006.

OHCHR advocates for people to be held accountable if they are guilty of gross violations of human rights, both during and after the conflict.

OHCHR is pressing for improved law and order along with full  respect of human rights.

OHCHR is promoting democratic rights, such as the right to freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of peaceful assembly.

OHCHR is promoting respect for the human rights of marginalised groups such as Dalits, ethnic groups, women and Madheshis.

How does OHCHR work?

OHCHR gets its information from many sources, including victims of violations, their families, the media, the state authorities and  civil society. With this information, we can investigate claims and, if necessary, report them to the Government of Nepal and to other United Nations offices.

OHCHR-Nepal can visit any part of the country and enter all prisons, detention centres and places of interrogation without prior notice. Authorities are obliged to give OHCHR any documents it requests.

OHCHR provides training on human rights and recommendations to the state on human rights policies and laws.

How can I contact OHCHR in Nepal?

OHCHR’s Public Information Officer in Nepal Chun Gurung. You can contact him at cgurung@ohchr.org

OHCHR has office in three development regions in Nepal and two sub offices in Janakpur and Dhangadi.  

Head Office Kathmandu
Museum Road, Chhauni,
G.P.O. Box 24555, Kathmandu
Tel: +977 1 4280164, 4280326,
Fax: 4670713,4671256(security)

Central Field Office
Museum Road, Chhauni,
G.P.O. Box 24555, Kathmandu
Tel: +977 1 4280164, 4280326,
4280542 +977 1 4670712,
Fax: +977 1 4670712, 4670713

Janakpur Sub Office
Campus Chowk, Janakpur-2, Dhanusha
Tel: +977 041-527551
Fax: 041-527550

Biratnagar Field Office
Binayak Road, Tin Toliya - 14,
Block n.18, Biratnagar
Tel: 021 534124/25’
Fax: 021 534126

Central Region/Kathmandu Valley
Silu Building, Chhauni,
Museum Road,
P.O. Box 24555, Kathmandu
Tel: 01-4280164, Fax: 01-4670712
Email: Registry.ktm.np@ohchr.org

Nepalgunj Field Office
Kaushalya Marg - 16 Nepalgunj
Tel: 081-521989, Fax: 081-524337

Dhangadhi Sub Office
Hasanpur-5, Dhangadhi Municipality, Kailali, Tel : 091-523503, 091-521621

How can I apply for a job at OHCHR Nepal?

Vacancies for international staff: you can find the vacancy announcements at http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/vacancies
Vacancies for national staff: you can find the vacancy announcements at h http://nepal.ohchr.org/Vacancy
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