January 2017

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

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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 he entire UN system in upholding the human rights values and principles enshrined in the UN Charter.