January 2017

UNSDG Guidance Note on Human Rights for Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams

The UN's human rights mandate brings opportunities as well as many challenges to the UN country presence. This Guidance Note aims to help the RC system take on these opportunities and challenges. While recognizing the RC’s senior leadership role and coordination responsibilities, this Note also addresses the role of the UN Country Team and the entire UN system in upholding the human rights values and principles enshrined in the UN Charter.

Guidance annexes

  1. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  2. HIV-related Human Rights Crisis
  3. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons
  4. Death Penalty
  5. Indigenous Peoples
  6. Minorities (National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic)
  7. Human Rights and the Environment
  8. Human Rights and the Prevention of Violent Extremism
  9. Expanding Civil Society Space
  10. Statelessness
  11. Zero Discrimination in Health Care
  12. Human Rights and Urbanization