UN Human Rights assists national authorities in upholding the human rights commitments they have made. Headed by Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, and with over 1400 staff members who work in some 85 countries, UN Human Rights offers assistance to Governments and civil society movements, based on the global human rights monitoring we conduct. We provide legal expertise and practical training to Governments, members of the judiciary, the police and prison officials so they uphold human rights. We also help build national human rights institutions and civil society groups and maintain strong connections with them. UN Human Rights also supports the work of Committees that monitor compliance with the core international human rights treaties; the Human Rights Council and the independent thematic and country experts known as 'special procedures' appointed by the Human Rights Council. We also work to prioritise human rights in the operations of all UN agencies. Find out more.