In receiving UN ECOSOC Consultative Status, UNHR changed its name to INHR. Nothing else has changed and we can be reached at old and new contact points, accounts & 501c3 status remains. INHR continues to provide the same quality training, advocacy and personnel you know from UNHR.
At INHR, we are experts in the UN Human Rights Council, its thematic and country specific resolutions, the Universal Periodic Review, and treaty bodies like the Convention Against Torture. We have negotiated resolutions on new technologies, country-specific resolutions, freedom of assocition, and women and gender issues. We specialize in SDG related rights, fundamental freedoms, and non-discrimination. Our professionals have produced real change in human rights in Africa, Northeast Asia and the Middle East.
Whatever your need for professional or administrative help, INHR can assist. Our student legal advisor program and skills work shops for diplomats have been very popular with diplomatic delegations around the globe. We can help generate publicity with a major side event at a UN meeting, provide a professional to speak on your behalf or help arrange the visit of a high-ranking official. All of these services are available for far less than it would cost you to post a representative in Geneva or New York. We know the issues and people, and hit the ground running to maximize your interactions.
Our experts stand at the forefront of debates on appropriate regulation of artificial intelligence, cyber and new technologies. Sensitive use cases involving discrimination, bias, health or military applications are our specialty. Our work has been honored by the Interntional Telecommunication Union's AI for Good program and featured at conferences in the U.S., China, India and Europe.
Our projects include a focus on:
- Risk mitigation for military AI
- Gender bias in AI health applications
- Human machine teaming and the intersection between expert models and machine learning
- Testing, evaluation, validation and verification
- Building appropriate data sets for military AI applications
- Governance and regulation from a risk-based perspective.
Need support in your health and humanitarian diplomacy? Concerned about the impact of lack of transparency on the spread of a recent epidemic? Focused on the safety of migrants and refugees fleeing from Libya or Afghanistan to Europe? Want to make a difference when doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are targeted in conflict and human rights situations? Whether you are responding to HIV/AIDS or working in refugee camps, INHR experts can lead you to a solution.
Our projects include a focus on:
- Refugee and migrants rights, particularly in Libya, for Afghans, Rohingya, and other Muslim minorities
- Improving sexual health and reproductive rights
- Creating resliency against terrorist and gang recruitment
- Mental health and stigmatization issues.
INHR is a team of experienced diplomats and policy professionals who can enhance your organization’s interaction with the United Nations and its specialized agencies. We know the UN and its agencies inside and out and can use that knowledge to leverage your organization’s profile and promote the issues you care about in international Geneva and around the world.
INHR can help maximize your leverage and your positive exposure, no matter what aspect of the UN is most important to you. We train. We advise. We negotiate. We educate. We draft interventions, resolutions, and articles. We monitor and report. We publicize and create side events. We build coalitions. We provide support staff ranging from interns and secretaries to seasoned diplomats and lawyers. We provide all these services at a fraction of the cost of sending a new representative to Geneva. Moreover, INHR helps you hit the ground running: You don’t need to study new issues or glad-hand for contacts because we already know them.
Our areas of expertise, include:
· Legal reform, especially criminal and constitutional law
· Negotiation and advocacy with governments and delegations
· Business and human rights concerns
· UN Human Rights Council and treaty bodies
· Programming to advance democracy and governance
· Children’s rights, including child and youth development
- New technologies in specialized and traditional agencies
· Country-specific human rights concerns and connected sanctions
· Health and human rights, including protection of vulnerable groups
At INHR, we aim to level the UN policy playing field by building capacity of smaller organizations and delegations so that they can better advance their perspectives. Our values emphasize working collaboratively across delegations to enhance security and improve the rule of law. Generating publicity on issues of human rights concern is one of our strengths but we prefer cooperation to confrontation and emphasize the benefit of producing real improvement in human rights and humanitarian affairs for those on the ground. In this way, our values reinforce our Mission: to promote human rights, international security, and the UN’s positive global role through advocacy, education, and negotiations.