OHCHR opened its office in Nepal in May 2005, following an Agreement with the Government of Nepal. Its mandate includes:
OHCHR-Nepal works to protect and promote human rights by addressing three areas:
Following the revised Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Nepal and the High Commissioner for Human Rights in June 2010,OHCHR-Nepal has closed all field offices. As provided for in the agreement, the Office will continue its operations across the country with Kathmandu-based human rights officers.