Arab World Center for Democratic Development ( UNIHRD)

The Arab World Center for Democracy Development & Human Rights (United for Human Rights and Democracy- UniHrD), is a Jordanian officially registered as non-profit, an independent, scientific and non-governmental organisation, established by a number of activists on Democracy and Human Rights Fields, dedicated to the defence and promotion of human rights & Democracy, in Jordan and around the Arab World. Works in political neutrality to offer studies, research and training in Jordan and the Region. The Center has successfully carried out a number of unique training workshops and conferences in the region in cooperation with other international governmental and non-governmental organisations, some of which are the International Committee on International Human Rights Law & Practice, the Andale Center, and the Arab Institute for Human Rights, the Palestinian Workers Association and the International Workers. In addition, the Center has worked closely with several UN agencies, including UNOPS, UNIFEM and ICRC. Past workshop and conference topics have included Fair Trial standards, international Human Right Treaties and their Impact on National Court Rulings, gender and democratisation, Child protection Campaign, tolerance values and the International Criminal Court.

UniHrD recently played host to three regional HR forums, in Jordan. Plans for the future include organizing similar forums in Yemen and the Gulf States. The Center has also established links with other international and regional organizations advocating issues of HR, such as the Human Rights Information and Training Center in Yemen, the Arab Institute for Human Rights in Tunisia, the Arab Program for Human Rights Activists and the Cairo Center for Human Rights in Egypt among others.

UNIHRD’s Goals are to strengthen democratic values, monitor basic transformations in the field of Human Rights alongside contributing to the introduction of a change in civil society and in patterns of social and democratic upbringing. It also seeks to help in spreading and strengthening Human Rights culture in the Arab World.

UNHIRD is committed to all the criteria stated in the provisions of international and regional conventions and declarations on Human Rights issued by the UN or regional Arab organizations and Promotes international cooperation

UNIHRD seeks to achieve its goals through educational, intellectual, and cultural activities, which include theoretical and applied research and studies, the convening of conferences, seminars, workshops and study sessions, offering consultations, technical and scientific services, training courses and publishing bulletins, publications, reports and a specialized Human Rights periodical.

UNIHRD promotes access to justice and the protection of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, especially for the most vulnerable individuals and groups in society.

UNIHRD Emphasizes implementation of human rights protections by strengthening advocacy groups, supporting research and promoting outreach and education. Women's rights and racial justice. Alongside supports the protection of refugees and the human rights of immigrants domestically and around the Arab World.

UNIHRD Seeks to help people and groups acquire, protect and improve land, water, forests, wildlife and other natural assets in ways that help reduce poverty and injustice.

Centers Activities Program’s & Projects:

- Empowering Women Political and Social Participation Program.
- Community Intervention (Conflict Resolution), Training and Legal Consultation Program.
- Youth Participatory Development Program.
- Media Production and Outreach Program.
- Civil Society Studies and Researches Department.
- International Cooperation and Culture Exchange Program.

Key information

Operation level:
Works with age groups:
Organisation type:
NGO - non governmental organisation


Organisation mandate

, Children 5 - 18

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