The purpose of this Programmatic Guidance Note is to provide assistance to UN-Habitat staff for the promotion and protection of human rights. The objectives of the Note are to:
1. Provide a clear description of human rights and the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) and highlight the relevance to the work of UN-Habitat.
2. Define clearly the responsibilities of UN-Habitat with respect to human rights, based on the UN-Habitat mandate.
3. Provide guidance on how a HRBA should be integrated into the UN-Habitat programming.
The Guidance Note will outline the core principles of Human Rights and the Human Rights-Based Approach. It will then explain this in the context of UN-Habitat work and certain rights that are particularly applicable.