‘Human rights are under pressure in the world today. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights plays a leading role in the international community’s efforts to promote human rights, and needs strong and clear support for its work. The fact that we are now entering into a four-year agreement will give OHCHR greater predictability,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
‘There are clear links between a lack of respect for human rights and other challenges facing the international community. If we fail to safeguard human rights, we are unlikely to succeed in our efforts to promote sustainable development and peace,’ said Ms Eriksen Søreide.
Ms Eriksen Søreide and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet signed the agreement in New York today. The agreement follows up a memorandum of understanding that was signed in February.
Norway has entered into a four-year agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), totalling NOK 660 million. The funding will be used to strengthen the UN’s efforts to protect and promote human rights, both in individual countries and globally