The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has prepared this Handbook as a guide for those considering or working on national plans of action for the promotion and protection of human rights. It provides background information on the concept of national plans, on how the idea developed and on the experience of some countries that have developed such plans. It also discusses issues relevant to the development of national plans:
- The concept;
- Institutional aspects;
- Content and structure;
- Development, implementation and monitoring; and
- International activity and experience.