Resources on Human rights

There are seven core international human rights treaties. Each of these treaties has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties. Some of the treaties are supplemented by optional protocols dealing with specific concerns.

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During the 1990s, a series of important United Nations conferences emphasized that the well-being of individuals, and respect for their human rights, should be central to all development strategies. Particular emphasis...

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Background paper for The State of World Population 2013

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Progress and challenges in the first five years of implementing the Cairo agreement were the focus of a series of meetings leading up to special session of the United Nations General Assembly (ICPD+5) in June 1999.

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This handbook will help you turn the concept of a 'human rights-based approach' into reality on the ground.

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This publication, launched on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, contains six case studies - from Colombia, Ecuador, Nepal, the Philippines, Turkey and the United Republic of Tanzania - highlighting national initiatives to promote and protect human rights.

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Violence against women and girls is a pervasive violation of human rights that persists worldwide and cuts across all socio-economic groups. This new collaborative study aims to provide a deeper understanding of the magnitude, nature and context of violence experienced specifically by indigenous girls, adolescents and young women.

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This brochure provides an overview of UNFPA's role in addressing gender-based violence, an enormous impediment to sexual and reproductive health, as well as a major human rights issue.

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Accelerating Efforts to Advance the Rights of Adolescent Girls: A UN Joint Statement" describes the joint pledge by UNFPA, UNICEF, ILO, UNESCO, UNIFEM, and WHO to intensify our agencies’ support in developing countries to advance key policies and programmes that empower the hardest-to-reach adolescent girls, particularly those aged 10 to 14 years old.

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Making Reproductive Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Health a Reality for All

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