The UNDG Human Rights Working Group, established at the behest of the UN Secretary-General, aims to integrate human rights in the UN’s development work. The overall objectives of the group are to bolster system-wide coherence, collaboration and support for Resident Coordinators and UN country teams, so that they can better provide support to Member States to strengthen national capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights.
The UNDG Human Rights Working Group plays a catalytic role in making the UNDG ‘Fit for Purpose’ to deliver a human rights-based development agenda firmly anchored in universal norms and standards through:
Key Focus Areas of UNDG Support to RCs and UNCTs in 2016*
To support the UNDG Human Rights Working Group in achieving its objectives, in particular to support UN country teams respond to the growing demand for support on human rights a Multi-Donor Trust Fund has been created.