Non earmarked Contribution 2019 to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Proyecto terminado

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is Switzerland’s longstanding strategic partner in the area of human rights. The Office acts as the leading UN entity for human rights. The present non-earmarked contribution aims to assist the OHCHR in meeting its needs and objectives for 2019, and to help guaranteeing the independence of the Office.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
A nivel mundial
Derechos humanos
Conflito y fragilidad
Derechos humanos (incluidos los derechos de las mujeres)
Prevención de los conflictos
06.12.2018 - 31.07.2020
CHF 2'750'000

The rationale behind a non-earmarked contribution is to allow the OHCHR maximum independence and strategic control over the use of the funding in line with its Management Plan.This additional non-earmarked contribution to the OHCHR serves the following interrelated purposes:

  1. Strengthening Switzerland’s support to OHCHR.  (OHCHR suffers from chronic under-funding by the UN ordinary budget).
  2. Strengthening the OHCHR’s activities focusing on the Agenda 2030’s human rights based commitment to “leave no one behind”.
  3. Supporting the OHCHR in implementing additional mandates given by the Human Rights Council in the field of peace and security, which are in line with Switzerland’s priorities.
  4. Strengthening SDC’s (and thereby Switzerland’s) profile with regard to human rights and its support to key institutions, in line with the message to Parliament on international cooperation 2017-2020 and the FDFA’s human rights strategy 2016-2019.
Objetivos This contribution aims to assist the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ ability to reach its objectives for the year 2019 in accordance with its six thematic priorities as outlined by the OHCHR Management Plan 2018-21.
Efectos a medio plazo This contribution will be monitored and steered according to the roadmap and benchmarks defined by the HSD for the overall Swiss contribution to the OHCHR.
Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)

Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores

SDC Contributions to OHCHR Field Presences in Honduras, Ukraine, oPt and Nicaragua (from Panama).

Switzerland’s un-earmarked contribution (2018-2019) to OHCHR managed by the FDFA’s Human Security Division.

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF   2'750'000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF   2'750'000
Fases del proyecto

Fase 1 06.12.2018 - 31.07.2020   (Completed)