Question: When the first High Commissioner was appointed. What are the main functions of the High Commissioner?
Answer: High Commissioner for Human Rights: This post was established in 1993. The first High Commissioner was appointed in 1994. He works under the authority of the Secretary-General.
Main functions of the High Commissioner
(i) To ensure civil, political, social, and other rights to all.
(ii) To help the center for Human Rights in its activities.
(iii) To enhance international co-operation for promotion and protection of Human Rights.
(iv) He also coordinates the work for all other UNO agencies working in the field of Human Rights.
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