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The International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO contributes to the implementation of the International Human Rights agenda at the local and regional levels. Situated in Graz, Austria, the Centre promotes a human-rights based approach to policy-making and practice at the local and regional levels, building on 20 years of experience and expertise.

The Centre supports inclusive and equitable social development through research, capacity-building, international cooperation, and networking activities. As a hub connecting the global and local level, the Centre further offers a Human Rights Lab, an extensive Clearinghouse, and a series of monitoring, consulting, and educational services.