OHCHR in Tunisia


The Tunisia Country Office was established in April 2011 at the request of the Tunisian Government, through a Memorandum of Understanding. The Office enjoys a full mandate to protect and promote human rights. It focuses its activities on a broad number of human rights issues, including strengthening accountability and the rule of law. It supports national stakeholders' efforts towards the establishment of an effective national human rights protection system, through the monitoring of the situation, the provision of expert advice, the delivery of capacity-building programs and the facilitation of dialogue.

For the programming years of 2018-2021, OHCHR provides support to consolidate the democratic transition. The Office works towards making the established institutions and mechanisms fully operational, so they can deliver on their mandates. In addition, the Office intends to step up its work on economic, social and cultural rights and to support the country on its efforts to prevent violent extremism, a potential threat to the process.

OHCHR in Tunisia continues to strategically advocate for the realisation of all rights for all; and identifies and advisse duty bearers in compliance with the international human rights standards.

Type of engagement
Country Office
Year established
Field offices

UN Human Rights Focus Areas

Thematic pillars
  • Development: Integrating human rights in sustainable development
  • Non-discrimination: Enhance equality and counter discrimination
  • Mechanisms: Increasing implementation of the outcomes of the international human rights mechanisms
  • Prevention
  • People on the move
Spotlight populations
  • Women
  • Persons with disabilities

Last reviewed: May 2021

Contact Information


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

Middle East and North Africa Section
Tel. + 41 22 917 9777


OHCHR Country Office in Tunisia
Rue du Lac de Windermere
Immeuble Prestige Business Center - 1er étage
Tour A
Les Berges du Lac 1, 1053 Tunis
Tel: (+216) 36.011.680

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