GANHRI’s strength relies greatly on the solidity of its partnerships. As a convener between NHRIs and United Nations mechanisms, GANHRI has built strong bonds with several organizations over the years to maximize synergies and bring NHRIs’ expertise to develop sound international policies on human rights.
OHCHR supports the establishment and strengthening of NHRIs and works closely with NHRIs to support them in the implementation of their broad mandates to promote and protect human rights. GANHRI’s partnership with OHCHR is a longstanding one.
The relationship between the two organisations is, in fact, manifold and spans from the organisation of GANHRI’s General Assembly and International Conferences to servicing, with secretariat support, the Sub-Committee on Accreditation and GANHRI’s head office. In 2017, OHCHR also supported GANHRI through a small grant to partially fund its new communication strategy and website.
UNDP supports the strengthening of GANHRI’s capacities to fulfill its mandate in regards to its key strategic goals, specifically GANHRI’s improved institutional effectiveness and knowledge service management to NHRIs in collaboration with its regional networks.
UNDP’s support allowed for GANHRI to represent NHRIs and their standpoint at international meetings and UN mechanisms and to engage with the UN, member states, and other stakeholders.
GANHRI’s Special Envoys engaged with UNDP on migration, the rights of older persons, women’s human rights, the SDGs, business and human rights, as well as the rights of persons with disabilities.
GANHRI has, and continues to, forge global partnerships in support of NHRIs, with UN agencies like UN Women, UNICEF and UNCHR, as well as with civil society organisations, NGOs and academia.
Tripartite Partnership GANHRI-UNDP-OHCHR
The TPP-NHRIs aims to strengthen NHRIs in their capacity to promote and protect human rights, individually and through their regional and global networks resulting in increased fulfilment of human rights for all people.