UNHR is a U.S.-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to improving access to the United Nations and enhancing the effectiveness of small and mid-sized states and NGOs. We offer strategic advice, training, research, and capacity-building to maximize the impact of your interaction with UN agencies in Geneva, New York and beyond. With COVID-19 limiting travel, we can be there for you in most of the UN's major hubs. Training for new HRC members and our free virtual intern program for SIDS/LDCs are just a phone call away.
Our team of diplomats, lawyers and policy experts provide information and programs that help to make international standards more meaningful by showing how they are implemented in practice. We value improvement of international standards and work to show the meaning of these standards beyond the walls of the United Nations. Our recent study on COVID-19 and human rights is one example. This work also leads us to help implement programs on human rights and development in areas such as atrocity prevention, health and human rights, and humanitarian affairs.
NGOs, business and trade groups, and civil society organizations use our representation services to advocate effectively before UN bodies on human rights, health and other issues. We have helped companies understand health impliciations of UN resolutions, shown lawyers how to advocate for accountability, and helped NGOs fund environmentally sustainable supply chains. As part of our commitment to a level playing field, we work with civil society organizations from all countries but only represent delegations from small and medium-sized countries.