Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society is addressed to the civil society actors who, every day in every part of the world, contribute to the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights.
The Handbook opens with an introduction to OHCHR (chapter I), its fellowship and training programmes (chapter II), and its publications and resource materials (chapter III). It then addresses the United Nations human rights bodies and mechanisms, and how they can be used.
The purpose of the Guidelines is to assist the United Nations system to mainstream and integrate indigenous peoples’ issues in processes for operational activities and programmes at the country level.
The Guidelines are divided into three main sections:
›› Section I provides an overview of the situation of indigenous peoples and the existing international norms and standards adopted to ensure the realization of their rights and resolve some of the crucial issues that they face.
›› Section II presents a practical table and checklist of key issues and related rights.
›› Section III discusses specific programmatic implications for UNCTs for addressing and mainstreaming indigenous peoples’ issues.
This is a guide for Community Advocates and includes the following parts:
PART 1 Human rights and Indigenous people in Australia.
PART 2 Indigenous peoples and human rights at the international level.
PART 3 Taking action withn the United Nations to protect human rights.
PART 4 Human rights advocacy
PART 5 Other approaches to achieving your objectives.
PART 6 Further information.