Series SO 218 - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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SO 218


United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


  • 1964-1970 (Creation)

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3 files.

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The records contain correspondence with regard to the creation of the post of High Commissioner for Human Rights and include submissions from organizations and individuals with comments on a proposal by Costa Rica before the General Assembly. Upon recommendation of the General Assembly, ECOSOC was charged to study all aspects of the concept. The Commission on Human Rights established a Working Group to study all relevant questions concerning such an institution and report back at its next session in early 1967. The Division of Human Rights prepared an analytical and technical study for the purposes of assisting the Working Group to carry out its mandate.

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  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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    Microfilm reference number: ARR 1157/Reel 71/Sequences 10 - 12

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    Protection period to: 1990-12-31

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        Archivist's note

        Protection period duration: 20

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        Protection period note: Series 218(1) declassified by OHCHR June 2003.

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        Physical usability: Without limits

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        Term of protection: UN Classified (20)

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