What is the National Recommendations Tracking Database (NRTD)? 

The UN Human Rights Office, with the Treaty Body Capacity-Building Programme in the lead, offers States free of charge the NRTD web application and a technical roll-out programme. The application assists state officials in recording, tracking, and reporting on the implementation of human rights recommendations emanating from UN human rights mechanisms. The NRTD is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian. 

 

Flyer: What is NRTD and what are the main features of the application?

Video: To learn more about the application and how to use it

 

Who is the National Recommendations Tracking Database (NRTD) for?

The main users of the NRTD are national public servants, often assigned as human rights focal points, tasked with national-level follow-up and reporting to the international human rights mechanisms. This function is often performed by inter-ministerial structures referred to as National Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up (NMRFs), who coordinate follow-up at the national level across the government to submit reports to the international human rights mechanisms.

 

What is a National Mechanism for Reporting and Follow-up (NMRF)? 

A National Mechanism for Reporting and Follow-up (NMRF) is a coordinating structure made up by national human rights focal points, uniquely placed to coordinate and support the clustering and prioritizing recommendations, development of a specific implementation plan for the follow-up to recommendations from all international and regional human rights mechanisms and support the reporting back to the human rights system. To read more about the NMRFs see below: 

 

Cover : Handbook for Human Rights Treaty Body Members


A Practical Guide to Effective State Engagement with International Human Rights Mechanisms
Arabic |  English  |  French  |  Russian  |  Spanish  

Cover : National Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up: A Study of State Engagement with International Human Rights Mechanisms


A Study of State Engagement with International Human Rights Mechanisms
 
Arabic  |  English  |  French  |  Russian  |  Spanish  

If you have any questions or are interested to know more please do not hesitate to contact us at: nrtdsupport@ohchr.org