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Universal Declaration of Human Rights


UDHR is the one universally accepted document that identifies those inalienable entitlements that all human beings have, regardless.

Human Rights 

 Human Rights are those universal entitlements that everyone should have by virtue of being a human beings. They are documented in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the most globally accepted document by countries around the world. It lists  thirty articles identifies the fundamental rights that everyone every where should be able to access and enjoy without prejudice or discrimination.


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In order to promote and protect human rights the United Nations created specialised bodies that help to promote and protect them:

  • The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights leads the UN System's global activities related to human rights.  
  • Treaty bodies  monitor and assess a list of core instruments and other optional conventions and treaties that focus on specific human rights entitlements
  • Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body made up of forty seven (47) member states who are elected by the UN General Assembly- its primary responsibility is the protection of human rights and addressing violations
  • Universal Periodic Review - is a unique peer based process by which countries review each other and make recommendations on how to better deliver on human rights issues.


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Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

The United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Area (UNIC) has moved from its office at 16 Victoria Avenue,

Port of Spain (Bretton Hall), and will relocate to new premises in early 2021.  

All current telephone landlines have been deactivated.

UNIC staff can also be reached via our individual UN email addresses. We continue teleworking operations (begun in April 2020)

until the Centre’s move to new premises.

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