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national industry 813311

Human Rights Organizations


This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in promoting causes associated with human rights either for a broad or specific constituency. Establishments in this industry address issues, such as protecting and promoting the broad constitutional rights and civil liberties of individuals and those suffering from neglect, abuse, or exploitation; promoting the interests of specific groups, such as children, women, senior citizens, or persons with disabilities; improving relations between racial, ethnic, and cultural groups; and promoting voter education and registration. These organizations may solicit contributions and offer memberships to support these causes.

The immediate parent of national industry 813311 is international industry 81331: Social Advocacy Organizations

Illustrative Examples

  • Civil liberties organizations
  • Human rights advocacy organizations
  • Senior citizens' advocacy organizations
  • Veterans' rights organizations

2017 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Promoting the interests of organized labor and union employees--are classified in Industry 813930, Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations; and
  • Providing legal services for human rights organizations--are classified in Industry Group 5411, Legal Services.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 813311
2007 813311
2012 813311
2017 813311
2022 813311

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 8399 - Social Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 813311, Human Rights Organizations:

  1. human right organization
  2. other service except public administration
  3. religious grantmaking civic professional and similar organization
  4. social advocacy organization
  5. social service not otherwise classified


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