Europe and Central Asia region

OHCHR in Europe

The Regional Office for Europe’s (ROE) primary function is to advance human rights in the European Union (EU) through technical assistance, advocacy, and reporting on human rights, based on the recommendations of UN human rights mechanisms. ROE works to address human rights gaps in EU legislation, budgeting and policy-making, seizing the impetus created by the Sustainable Development Agenda. In addition, ROE strives for the integration of a human rights-based approach in EU external action, migration policies and development cooperation. ROE further fulfils an outreach, liaison and good offices role between the UN Human Rights Office globally EU institutions. More about OHCHR in Europe

OHCHR in Central Asia

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' (OHCHR) Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA) was established in 2008 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and currently covers all five countries in the region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

In line with the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as set out in the General Assembly's Resolution 48/141 of 20 December 1993, ROCA will engage with Governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, the private sector as well as relevant United Nations partners, to formulate and implement programmes and activities for the promotion and protection of all human rights in the countries of Central Asia. More about OHCHR in Central Asia

Contact Information


Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)
Contact is in Geneva, Switzerland.

Europe and Central Asia Section

Regional Offices/Centres
OHCHR Country offices in Europe and Central Asia
External Links

Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions

Council of Europe

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OHCHR in the field