Reports

The High Commissioner submits thematic reports to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) and to the UN General Assembly (GA). Thematic reports address particular topics related to women’s human rights and gender equality, and provide guidance and recommendations for UN member States, civil society and other stakeholders. Find a list and links to reports below.

Year

Title

Report symbol and link(s)

United Nations body

2020

Issue of child, early and forced marriage

A/75/262

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General Assembly

 

2020

Summary report on the high-level panel discussion marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

A/HRC/45/25

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Human Rights Council

2020

Good practices and challenges to respecting, protecting and fulfilling all human rights in the elimination of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity - Follow-up report

A/HRC/45/19

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Human Rights Council

2020

Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women:

Panel 1: Violence against women in the world of work

Panel 2: The rights of older women and their economic empowerment

A/HRC/44/36

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Human Rights Council

2019

Summary report on the expert meeting to discuss good practices, gaps and challenges in the application of a human rights-based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes to reduce preventable maternal mortality and morbidity in humanitarian settings

A/HRC/42/24

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Human Rights Council

2019

Report on early and forced marriage of the child in humanitarian settings

A/HRC/41/19

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Human Rights Council

 

2018

Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women:

Panel 1: Violence against women human rights defenders and women’s organizations in digital spaces

Panel 2: Women’s rights in the economic sphere and information and communication technologies

A/HRC/40/35

 

Human Rights Council

2018

Promotion and protection of the rights of children

A/73/257

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General Assembly

2018

Follow-up report on how technical guidance on the application of a human rights-based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes to reduce preventable maternal mortality and morbidity - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/39/26

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Human Rights Council

2018

Engaging men and boys in promoting and achieving gender equality, in the context of eliminating violence against women

A/HRC/38/24

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Human Rights Council

2017

Overview of the enjoyment of human rights by women and girls of African descent - International Decade for People of African Descent (2017) - Report by the Secretary-General

A/72/323

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General Assembly

2017

Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women:

Panel 1: Engaging men and boys in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls

Panel 2: Women’s rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: health and gender equality

A/HRC/37/36

Human Rights Council

2017

The realization of the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/35/11

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Human Rights Council

2017

Report on the impact of multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence in the context of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on the full enjoyment of all human rights by women and girls

A/HRC/35/10

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Human Rights Council

2017

Report on ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective

 

A/HRC/35/9

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Human Rights Council

2017

Expert workshop on the impact of existing strategies and initiatives to address child, early and forced marriage

A/HRC/35/5

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Human Rights Council

2016

Progress report of effort to eliminate child, early and forced marriage (2016) - Report by the Secretary-General

A/71/253

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General Assembly

2016

Annual-full day of discussion on the human rights of women 
Panel 1: Violence against indigenous women and girls

Panel 2: Women’s human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A/HRC/33/68

 

Human Rights Council

2016

Follow-up on the application of the technical guidance on the application of a human rights-based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes to reduce preventable maternal mortality and morbidity - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/33/24

Human Rights Council

2015

Summary report on the panel discussion on realizing the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/30/23

Human Rights Council

2015

Annual-full day of discussion on the human rights of women 
Panel 1: Domestic violence against women and girls

Panel 2: Women’s human rights and participation in power and decision-making

A/HRC/30/70

Human Rights Council

2015

Good practices and major challenges in preventing and eliminating female genital mutilation - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/29/20

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Human Rights Council

2014

Report on preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/26/22 

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Human Rights Council

2014

Summary of the recommendations of the panel discussion on gender stereotyping and on women's human rights in the context of sustainable development agenda - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/73

Human Rights Council

2014

Summary report on the high-level panel discussion on the identification of good practices in combating female genital mutilation - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/36

Human Rights Council

2014

Summary report on the panel discussion on preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage 

A/HRC/27/34

Human Rights Council

2014

Analytical study focusing on gender-based and sexual violence in relation to transitional justice - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/21

Human Rights Council

2014

Application of the technical guidance on the application of a human rights-based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes to reduce preventable maternal mortality and morbidity

A/HRC/27/20

Human Rights Council

2014

Preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/26/22

Human Rights Council

2013

Report on creating and/or strengthening synergies and linkages on violence against women and girls

A/HRC/23/25

Human Rights Council

2012

Technical Guidance on the application of a human rights based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes for the reduction of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/21/22

Human Rights Council

2012

Summary of the Human Rights Council panel discussion on the theme of remedies for women subjected to violence

A/HRC/21/65

Human Rights Council

2012

Thematic study on the Issue of Violence against Women and Girls and Disability -  Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/20/5

Corrigendum (English only) A/HRC/20/5/Corr.1

Human Rights Council

2012

Good and effective practices in adopting a human rights based approach to eliminate preventable maternal mortality and morbidity - Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/18/27

Corrigendum A/HRC/18/27/Corr.1/Rev.1

Human Rights Council

2011

Good practices in efforts aimed at preventing violence against women- Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/17/23

Human Rights Council

2010

Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity and Human Rights - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/14/39

Human Rights Council

2009

Integrating the human rights of women throughout the United Nations system - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/12/46

Human Rights Council