Human rights are at the core of all the work of the United Nations system and - together with peace and security and development - represent one of the three, interlinked and mutually reinforcing pillars of the United Nations. There is virtually no aspect of the work of the United Nations that does not have a human rights dimension.
UNODC’s role in supporting States to build capacity in preventing and addressing crime, corruption, terrorism, and drugs abuse and illicit trafficking is based on the respective international legal instruments and the related United Nations Standards and Norms and is in full conformity with the UN Charter, international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.In implementing its mandates and supporting States to address crime, corruption, drugs and terrorism, and in coordination with the entire United Nations system, UNODC works systematically in upholding human rights through its programmes and activities throughout the world. We work with justice institutions and other actors in the criminal justice system, while paying particular attention to adherence with human rights. [Read More]
Human rights are the values that make society fair, just and equal.
They protect all of us. They protect YOU.
The 75th anniversary of the UDHR (Human Rights 75) will be celebrated on 10 December 2023. Ahead of this milestone celebration, Human Rights 75 will rekindle the spirit, impulse, and vitality of the UDHR and renew a worldwide consensus on human rights.