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
UN Human Rights Focus Areas
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
People on the move
Persons with disabilities
Last reviewed: May 2021