When the first High Commissioner was appointed? Write his main functions

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.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights refer to freedoms and rights which should be available to all human beings irrespective of their caste, class, gender, and religion. These rights include the right to life, the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to equality, the right to education, etc. Read more

The Union Legislature

The Union Parliament consists of the President and two houses—The House of People commonly known as the Lok Sabha and the Council of States known as the Rajya Sabha. The Parliament is a body of people’s representatives who have the supreme power and authority of governance in a democratic country. Read more

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