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.
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.
UNDP, GANHRI, and OHCHR, having enjoyed a strategic Tripartite Partnership (TPP) since 2011, agreed in October 2016 on a vision for scaling up joint support to national human rights institutions, GANHRI and its four NHRI regional networks.6 Building on this vision, the leadership of the three partners signed a Letter of Intent on 27 February 2017, formalising their commitment to enhance their cooperation in strengthening support to NHRIs at global, regional and national levels.
This includes the following efforts:
- Strategic cooperation in programmatic and exchange of technical expertise across the parties, and facilitating the participation of the wider UN system towards the strengthening of NHRIs, their Global Alliance and four regional networks, and furthering their engagement with international human rights mechanisms and relevant fora at the international, regional, and national levels
- Support the institutional effectiveness of GANHRI, regional networks and NHRIs in country by providing joint technical assistance and resources as relevant for further cooperation and in country support on common context-specific thematic priorities such as NHRIs as early warning mechanisms; operating in fragility contexts; implementing, follow-up and review of the SDGs and linkages with international human rights mechanisms; promoting and protecting the rights of in-focus specific groups, including persons with disabilities, the elderly, women, migrants, refugees and those deprived of their liberty, amongst others;
- Recognizing the different mandates of the respective UN entities – provide an integrated partnership to support UN human rights assistance to NHRIs in particular in crisis contexts, with the aim of streamlining assessment of needs, planning and delivery to improve overall impact of support to NHRIs at global, regional and country levels based on innovative approaches, joint resource mobilization to fund new and ongoing initiatives and the joint generation and provision of knowledge, human capacity and expert technical advice to national partners, as well as UN, regional organizations, and international leaders in the field; and
- Jointly advocate with Member States, UN bodies, private sector and other civil society actors for more coherent and predictable support for strengthening NHRIs, for more policy and operational effectiveness based on national ownership and for furthering the synergies between the human rights, development, peace and security pillars and the humanitarian nexus domestically and at the regional and global levels.
The programmatic framework and current workplan is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
NANHRI TPP Symposium – African NHRIs in times of COVID-19 & the protection human rights defenders and civic space: Dissemination of tools and resources
January 18, 2021, 13:00-16:30 GMT
This Symposium is an opportunity for key stakeholders, such as NHRIs and UN partners, to gather to discuss the implications of COVID-19 for NHRIs in the region and the findings and recommendations of the rapid needs assessment of African NHRIs. The webinar will also discuss the status of NHRIs on the implementation of the Marrakech Declaration to expand civic space and protect human rights defenders and present the tools developed to support NHRIs.View More
The human rights dimensions of Covid-19: the role and experiences of NHRIs
28 Septmber 2020, 15.00-15.30 CEST
This event will discuss the roles and experiences of NHRIs in addressing human rights implications of COVID-19 including based on initial findings from the research commissioned by GANHRI-UNDP-OHCHR (TPP partners).View more
Tri-Partite partnership meeting to support National Human Rights Institutions in 2020
Tripartite Review Meeting of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) took place on June 24-25.View more
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.