Project profile — Strengthening the UN OHCHR's Human Rights Up Front (HRuF) Initiative


OHCHR - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (41313)
2017-03-23 - 2019-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (20.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• Oceania, regional (20.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Human rights (15160) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project supports the implementation and strengthening of the Human Rights Up Front (HRUF) initiative. The HURF initiative outlines the overall efforts and obligations to engage more proactively, strategically and creatively with the United Nations (UN) System Organizations, Member States, UN Country Teams, and other stakeholders in situations at risk, or subject to serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. This includes the rights of women and girls and all marginalised groups disproportionately impacted in conflict situations. The project also supports the UN Office of the High Commissioner to significantly enhance its capacity to prepare and respond to potential and emerging crisis situations at the country level.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced capacity to deal with crises in fragile and conflict related states through the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators, UN Country Teams and Humanitarian Country Teams system by providing strategic advice, capacity and support; (2) increased capacity to gather and analyze human rights information and provide early warning alerts, particularly in relation to fragile and conflict related states; and (3) enhanced coordination and crisis response, including in fragile and conflict affected states.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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