ODHR - Office of Diversity & Human Rights

The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The UDHR declares that the  United Nations have "reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom..."

To read the full text of the Declaration, click here.


Recipient of:

  • 2013 National League of Cities and Towns' Cultural Diversity Award
  • 2013 Pete Suazo Social Justice Award for Community Leadership and Advocacy from The University of Utah's College of Social Work


Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Diversity and Human Rights is to elevate the protection of basic human rights for all Salt Lake City residents through policy, education, advocacy and celebration. It enables us to make Salt Lake City the best place to live, work, play, visit and do business.


As a public service entity, our citizens and employees must reflect the broad diversity we have in Salt Lake City. We value the many diverse cultures represented in our community. We are committed to strengthening our Great American City by recognizing the value of inclusion.

We intend to support diversity and human rights efforts, legally and through education outreach, to ensure and expand the diversity of our city. It is our intention that this new website will lend itself to inform our constituents, employees, and visitors of this significant concept. For specific information on our strategic plan, please click here.


Member Organizations

The following organizations help to make the HREP possible and successful:

International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA)

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA)

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights


To see a list of requested donations for the HREP, please click here



Weekly Focus



Salt Lake City Use of Force Dialogue Series:

Part 1 (Feb 25, 2015). Click here to view.

Part 2 (March 4, 2015). Click here to view.

Part 3 (March 18). 

Click here to view.


Salt Lake City continually seeks resident engagement and involvement. To see how we do this, please read the Salt Lake City Public Engagement Guide. 

Click here to view.


The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices releases its new filing charge form for sufferers of discrimination.

Click here for form


Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute and the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies publishes "Closing the Gap: the Federal Role in Respecting & Ensuring Human Rights at the State and Local Level". See page 58 for highlights of our very own ODHR!

Click here for paper


Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign to assist immigrant victims of sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, and other serious crimes.

Click here


Mayor Becker's Welcoming Resolution

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The Status of Women in
Salt Lake City - May 2013

Click here for report


Refugee Resource Quick Reference Guide


Chilling Effects of Domestic Violence Outlined in New Report


State by State Annual Refugee Numbers

EEOC Report


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