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

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.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Diritti umani
Conflitto & fragilitá
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
Prevenzione dei conflitti
06.12.2018 - 31.12.2019
CHF 1'250'000

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.
Obiettivi 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.
Effetti a medio termine 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.
Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

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.

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   1'250'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   1'150'000
Fasi del progetto Fase 1 06.12.2018 - 31.12.2019   (Fase in corso)