Resources: United Nations

The Resources section provides access to further information on the themes addressed in editions of the Iran Human Rights Review. The links below are to resources provided by third parties. The Foreign Policy Centre and the editors of the Iran Human Rights Review do not have any responsibility for their content and the information provided does not necessarily represent the views of the Foreign Policy Centre.

A brief look at the history and function of the United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/aboutun/

A short introductory video on UN bodies and how they function

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoIafzc0k74

A detailed explanation of the United Nations’ monitoring mechanisms for promotion and protection of human rights

http://www.un.org/rights/HRToday/hrmm.htm

A document reviewing the work of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

http://www.ohchr.org/documents/aboutus/unhumanrightsappeal2014.pdf

Official site of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx

The page on the official site of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights explaining various UN human rights bodies and their functions

http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/Pages/HumanRightsBodies.aspx

Official site of the Islamic Republic of Iran mission to the UN (English)

http://iran-un.org/en/

Official site of the Islamic Republic of Iran mission to the UN (Farsi)

http://www.un.org.ir

Detailed and official explanation of the Universal Periodic Review

http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/upr/pages/uprmain.aspx

An infographic on Iran’s first Universal Periodic Review in 2010

http://upriran.org

Detailed information on Iran’s role in the UPR as well as its 2010 UPR through UPR Info, an NGO focused on ‘raising awareness on the Universal periodic review (UPR) and providing capacity-building tools to the different actors of process, such as United Nations Member States, NGOs, National Human Rights Institutions and civil society in general’

http://www.upr-info.org/en/review/Iran-Islamic-Republic-of

An important UNESCO page containing practical guidelines and tools for mainstreaming gender equality

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/gender-equality/capacity-development/gender-mainstreaming-tools/

A human rights and business tool kit

http://human-rights-and-business-learning-tool.unglobalcompact.org

The official site of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, Dr Ahmed Shaheed and information on how to submit information (English)

http://shaheedoniran.org

The official site of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, Dr Ahmed Shaheed and information on how to submit information (Farsi)

http://shaheedoniran.org/farsi/

A brief study of the UN system of human rights protection

http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=163

In order to address human rights abuses through UN mechanisms and experts, individuals can submit complaints and cases by providing basic details such as: personal information, statement of authorization including ‘power of attorney’ to allow for use of information for action, details of the case including dates, times, places, names, etc., details of efforts to bring the case to the attention of local and national authorities in Iran, and all relevant documents. Appeals and requests can be sent to a number of UN bodies. For more information please see

http://www.redress.org/human-rights-council/human-rights-council

To learn more about the process of submission please see

http://www.bayefsky.com/complain/44_forum.php

A detailed explanation of the United Nations’ enforcement mechanisms focused on the promotion of the rights of, and ending violence against, women

http://www.stopvaw.org/enforcement_mechanisms_in_the_united_nations