The United Nations  is an international organisation founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

Tel: +41 22 917 9220
E-mail: InfoDesk@ohchr.org

 

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

 

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. It was founded by the General Assembly in 1993 in Geneva to promote and protect all human rights.

General Inquiries:
Tel: +41 22 917 9220
E-mail: InfoDesk@ohchr.org

 

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

 

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

The UNHCR Representative in the Russian Federation

9 Leontyevsky lane
125009 Moscow
Russia

The UNHCR Refugee Reception Centre

39/41 Izmaylovsky boulevard
105254 Moscow
Russia
Tel: +7 495 786 45 68
Fax: +7 495 465 35 56