The Syria Office enjoys a full mandate to protect and promote human rights. The Office monitors and reports on the human rights situation in Syria, seeking in particular to highlight emerging human rights concerns and provide early warning analysis. The Office regularly provides legal analysis of the evolving and complex situation in Syria.
In addition to monitoring and analysis, the Office provides coordination, capacity building and technical support to Syrian civil society.
The Office supports the humanitarian leadership in each of the hubs of the Whole of Syria Approach (Damascus, Amman, Gaziantep) with the aim of strengthening the integration of human rights across the humanitarian response of the United Nations.
The Syria Office is based in Beirut, Lebanon and operates remotely due to restricted physical access to the country.
Type of engagement
UN Human Rights Focus Areas
Accountability: Strengthening rule of law and accountability for human rights violations
Development: Integrating human rights in sustainable development
Participation: Enhancing & protecting civic space and people's participation
Peace and Security: Early warning, prevention & protection of human rights in situations of conflict & insecurity
People on the move
Last reviewed: May 2021