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Small arms: A disproportionate impact on women

Small arms: A disproportionate impact on women

Arms control is a human rights issue as small arms proliferation inhibits development and humanitarian efforts, says Dr. Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Research director of the NGO Small Arms Survey. Alvazzi says information is key to helping to prevent this violence.
A best-seller: the users’ manual for implementation of human rights indicators

A best-seller: the users’ manual for implementation of human rights indicators

The indicators framework designed by the UN Human Rights Office to assist implementation of public policies, inclusive of the fundamental human rights principles, is fast becoming an essential tool for States, so much so, that the “how-to” Guide has become a ‘best-seller’.
Tracking progress in achieving human rights goals

Tracking progress in achieving human rights goals

The United Nations looks beyond the Millennium Development Goals set fifteen years ago and begins work on the succeeding strategies, most importantly how to assess progress in reaching the agreed targets.
The factual backdrop for human rights protection and development agendas

The factual backdrop for human rights protection and development agendas

UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay says statistics promoted by her Office can bring clarity and focus to the goal of human rights implementation.
Indicators: essential tools in the realization of human rights

Indicators: essential tools in the realization of human rights

Ground breaking work from the UN Human Rights Office - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay introduces a guide to human rights indicators.
Number crunching human rights

Number crunching human rights

Ground-breaking work by the UN Human Rights office helps resolve and order the reporting of progress in meeting human rights obligations.
Using numbers to achieve human rights goals

Using numbers to achieve human rights goals

On World Statistics Day, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay says data enables more effective promotion, monitoring and implementation of human rights standards.