Americas Region

OHCHR – South America Regional Office

Established in 2009, the Regional Office for South America (ROSA) is working with State institutions, civil society organizations, regional and international organizations and the UN in order to strengthen their capacities in promoting and protecting all human rights. The Office currently establishes work agreements with governments and other entities for the new planning period 2018-21 in seven countries, on technical assistance in legislation and policies, as well as training and capacity building in all thematic areas.

The Office deployed national Human Rights Advisors to support the UN Resident Coordinators in all countries. Read more about OHCHR in South America.

OHCHR – Regional Office for Central America and Dominican Republic

In line with the mandate of the High Commissioner/OHCHR (GA resolution 48/141), the Regional Office for Central America and Dominican Republic (RO-CADR), based in Panama City (Panama), promotes and protects human rights, through the monitoring of human rights situations, technical assistance and advisory services to the State, national institutions, and civil society of the countries of the region. It works primarily on poverty and inequality, non-discrimination, insecurity and violence, rule of law and impunity issues. It cooperates closely with the UN Resident Coordinators (RC) and UN country teams (UNCT), regional human rights mechanisms, the LAC Regional UN Development Cooperation Office (DCO) and ILO, IOM, PAHO, UN Women, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC.

At country level, it cooperates with the RC/UNCTs, through a network of International/National Human Rights Advisors/Officers to support RCs in Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama. The Regional Office team also has a Regional Gender Adviser and a Focal Point on Treaty Bodies and Capacity Building. OHCHR participates in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) in the aforementioned countries on people on the move, gender, indigenous peoples, protection and people deprived of their liberty and risks, emergencies and disasters for Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more about OHCHR in Central America and Dominican Republic.

Contact Information


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

Americas Section
Tel. + 41 22 917 92 48

Regional Offices/Centres

Regional Representative for South America
Av. Dag Hammerskjöld 3269, Vitacura Santiago de Chile, Chile
Telephone number: (562) 2321-7750
Fax: (562) 2263-4978

Regional Representative for Central America
Calle Evelio Lara, Edificio 136 A-B
Ciudad del Saber, Ciudad de Panamá
Tel: +507 302 4706

Twitter: @OACNUDH
Instagram: @OACNUDH

OHCHR in English Speaking Caribbean and Suriname

OHCHR Country offices in Americas

External Links
OHCHR in the field