Databases about Human Rights and SDGs

UN
Universal Human Rights
Index

You can explore over 170,000 observations and recommendations made by the international human rights protection system: Treaty Bodies, Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and Special Procedures.

UN
Universal Human Rights
Instruments

You can find international norms, standards and instruments relating to human rights.

UN
Human Rights Treaty
Collection

You can find all multilateral treaties deposited with the UN Secretary General including human rights.

UN
Status of Ratification
Interactive Dashboard

You can find the information about the ratification of 18 international human rights treaties by country. 

The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

You can find the latest recommendations issued by international human rights monitoring mechanisms for your country including more than 150,000 entries by SDG target and rights-holder group.

*Provider : Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

UN Documentation
about UPR by Country

You can find all the reports about the UPR including the national report by the government, compilation of the UN information and summary of stakeholder information including the NGOs and National Human Rights Institute (NHRI).

UPR Database of Recommendations

You can find the UPR recommendations and voluntary pledges across several categories: State under Review, Recommending State, Regional Group, Organisation, Response UPR cycle, Thematic Issues, and Type of Action.

*Provider : UPR Info

GSDRC Human Rights Indicators

You can find human rights indicators related to governance, social development, humanitarian issues, conflict, development pressures, approaches, aid instruments and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) by the GSD Resource Center.

List of International Human Rights Issues by OHCHR

Adequate Housing
Business and Human Rights
Civil and Political Rights
Conscientious objection
Death penalty
Development (Good Governance and Debt)
Discrimination
Environment
Forced evictions
Freedom of Religion and Belief
Human Rights Defenders
Humanitarian action
Internal Displacement
Land and Human Rights
Local Government and Human Rights
Migration
Older persons
Privacy
Reprisals
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Social Security
Torture
Trafficking in Persons
Urbanization and Human Rights
Women

Administration of Justice
Children
Climate change
Corruption and Human Rights
Democracy
Disability and Human Rights
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Executions
Freedom of Opinion and Expression
Health
Human rights education and training
Independence of Judiciary
International Order
Leprosy
Mental health and human rights
Minorities
Plans of Action for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
Private military and security companies
Rule of Law
Situations
Terrorism
Trade and Investment
Transitional Justice
Violent extremism
Youth

Albinism
Civic Space
Coercive measures
Cultural rights
Detention
Disappearances
Education
Food
Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
HIV/AIDS
Human Rights Indicators
Indigenous Peoples
International Solidarity
LGBTI People
Mercenaries
Nationality
Poverty
Racism
Safety of Journalists
Slavery
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Traditional values
Treaty Body Strengthening
Water and sanitation

 List of 74 Human Rights Issues (as of Jan. 2021)

Adequate Housing

Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living,

and on the right to non-discrimination in this context

Toolkit on the right to adequate housing

Administration of Justice

Expert Consultation on the Administration of Justice

Albinism

Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism

Business and Human Rights


Business and Human Rights

Intergovernmental Working Group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Children

Children Deprived of Liberty - The United Nations Global Study

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

OHCHR and children

Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children

United Nations Study on Violence against Children

Civic Space

Protecting and promoting civic space

Civil and Political Rights

Human Rights Committee (HRC)

Climate change

OHCHR and climate change

Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Coercive measures

Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures

Unilateral coercive measures and human rights

Conscientious objection

Conscientious objection to military service

Cultural rights

Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

Death penalty

Death penalty

Democracy

Equal participation in political and public affairs

Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

Human Rights and Elections

Rule of Law - Democracy and Human Rights

Detention

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Development

(Good Governance and Debt)

Development Finance Institutions

Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development

Human rights and the financial crisis

Independent expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States

on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights

OHCHR and good governance

Open-ended working group on the right to development

Right to development

Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Disability and Human Rights

OHCHR and the rights of persons with disabilities

Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Disappearances

Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Discrimination

A special focus on discrimination

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Portal (ESCR)

Open-ended Working Group on an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Education

Human rights education and training

Special Rapporteur on the right to education

Environment

Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of

hazardous substances and wastes

Executions

Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Food

Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Toolkit on the Right to Food

Forced evictions

Forced evictions

Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Freedom of expression vs incitement to hatred: OHCHR and the Rabat Plan of Action

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

Freedom of peaceful assembly

and of association

OHCHR Seminar on effective measures and best practices to ensure the promotion and protection of human

rights in the context of peaceful protests

Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Freedom of Religion and Belief

OHCHR and the "Faith for Rights" framework

Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Health

Consultation on Elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

Maternal and Child Health

Special Rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health

Toolkit on the Right to Health

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights

Human Rights Defenders

Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

Human rights education and training

Human rights education and training

United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing)

Human Rights Indicators

Human Rights Indicators

Humanitarian action

Human rights and humanitarian crises

Independence of Judiciary

Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers

Indigenous Peoples

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Fellowship programme

Main page Indigenous

Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Internal Displacement

Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons

International Order

Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

International Solidarity

Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity

Land and Human Rights

Land and Human Rights

Leprosy

Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

LGBTI people

Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

OHCHR and the Human Rights of LGBTI People

Local Government and Human Rights

Local Government and Human Rights

Mental health and human rights

Consultation on mental health

Mercenaries

Special Rapporteur on use of mercenaries as a means of impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

Migration

Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW)

Migration and Human Rights

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

Minorities

Fellowship programme

Main page Minorities

Special Rapporteur on minority issues

Nationality

Right to a Nationality and Statelessness

Older persons

Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

Older persons

Plans of Action for the Promotion and

Protection of Human Rights

National Plans of Action for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Poverty

Human rights dimension of poverty

Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

The draft guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights: the rights of the poor

Privacy

Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

Private military and security companies

Intergovernmental working group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework

on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies

Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

Racism

Ad-Hoc Committee on the elaboration of complementary standards

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Durban Review Conference (2009)

Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

Group of Independent Eminent Experts on the Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

Implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 43/1

Intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

OHCHR and the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism

Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban (2001)

Reprisals

Intimidation and reprisals for cooperation with the United Nations in the field of human rights

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

The impact of arms transfers

Weapons and human rights

Safety of Journalists

UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Situations

Working Group on Situations

Slavery

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences

Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Social Security

OHCHR and the right to social security

Terrorism

Human rights and terrorism

Independent expert on Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable

Development

The Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights

Torture

Committee against Torture (CAT)

Special Rapporteur on torture

Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

Trade and Investment

Business and human rights

Development finance institutions

Trade and investment

Traditional values

Human rights and traditional values

Trafficking in Persons

Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children

Trafficking in persons

Transitional Justice

Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

Treaty Body Strengthening

Treaty Body Strengthening

Urbanization and Human Rights

Urbanization and Human Rights

Violent extremism

Human rights and preventing and countering violent extremism

Water and sanitation

Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

Toolkit on the Right to Water and Sanitation

Women

Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Women's Rights and Gender main page

Working Group on discrimination against women and girls

Youth

OHCHR and youth