UNCT Theme groups

Human Rights Gender Youth Theme Group

Related documents:

TOR, Annual Work Plan




www.unstats.un.org  - the United Nations Statistics Division provides data on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment and demographic and social statistics gathered from national and international sources. It also provides data on gender indicators.

https://genderstats.un.org/#/home  - the list of Minimum Set of Gender Indicators was developed by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) and be used across countries and regions, for the national production and international compilation of gender statistics. As of 05 June 2017: The list of Minimum Set of Gender Indicators contains a total of 52 quantitative indicators and 11 qualitative indicators related to national norms. The set of indicators includes:  Economic structures and access to resources,  Education,  Health and related services, Public life and decision-making, and Human rights of women and child.

Other disaggregated data might be found as per the themes given below  https://unstats.un.org/home/

Statistical Classifications
 Big data for official statistics
 Development indicators
 Geospatial Information
 Demographic and Social Statistics
 Gender Statistics
 Industry Statistics
 Trade Statistics
 Tourism Statistics
 National Accounts
 Energy Statistics
 Environment Statistics
 Environmental-Economic Accounting


http://data.uis.unesco.org/ - UNESCO Statistics database contains all the latest available data and indicators in the areas and allows to build your own tables, graphs and maps in the areas: education, literacy, science, technology and innovation, culture, communication and information.


http://www.mics.unicef.org/ -  MICS data

https://data.unicef.org/ – all types of data on education, children, child mortality, health, and nutrition; adolescents; maternal health, HIV/AIDS.

http://www.transmonee.org/ - administrative data collected through NSO in CEE/CIS, and contains 400 economic and social indicators related to the situation of children and including demography and gender.  


http://www.who.int/gender-equity-rights/knowledge/world-health-statistics-2017/en/  - World Health Statistics 2017: Monitoring health for the SDGs.  World Health Statistics 2017 focuses on the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets by bringing together data on a wide range of relevant SDG indicators. In some cases, as indicator definitions are being refined and baseline data are being collected, proxy indicators are presented.


http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-determinants/gender/publications/2016/womens-health-and-well-being-in-europe-beyond-the-mortality-advantage-2016 The report “Women’s health and well-being in Europe: beyond the mortality advantage (2016)”. This report provides background to the strategy on women’s health and well-being in the WHO European Region in 2017–2021.It includes: a snapshot of women’s health in the Region; the social, economic and environmental factors that determine women’s health and well-being; etc.

World Bank

http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/gender-statistics - provides a various of sources of databases, including the Gender Statistics database with the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life and decision-making, and agency.
Many other databases might be found at the link  http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/


The Human Development Report 2016

http://hdr.undp.org/en/2016-report  - along with Gender Development Index, Gender Inequality Index Life-course Gender Gap contains many statistics tables, which provide sex disaggregated data for analysis.

World Economic Forum - Global Gender Gap Report

https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2016 - Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 Report covers 144 countries. More than a decade of data has revealed that progress is still too slow for realizing the full potential of one half of humanity within our lifetimes.

ILO Statistics and databases

ILOSTAT - ILO database of labour statistics 
Labour Force Surveys 
Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (IPEC-SIMPOC) 

The ILO has developed a variety of standards covering different areas of labour statistics. These standards include definitions of relevant concepts, operational definitions and guidance on implementation.

NORMLEX - Database on International Labour Standards 
NATLEX - database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation  
Skills for Employment Global Public-Private Knowledge Sharing Platform 
Working Conditions Laws Database 
EPLex - Employment protection legislation database 
LEGOSH - Global database on occupational safety and health legislation 
International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC) 
LABORDOC ILO Library's database 




IMF eLibrary statistics includes PDF access to the print versions of statistical yearbooks and monthly and quarterly updates. You can access that material from the Collections page or from the following links:

·         International Financial Statistics

·         Balance of Payments Statistics

·         Direction of Trade Statistics

·         Government Finance Statistics



https://www.unodc.org/wdr2017/index.html - World Drug Report 2017 in a five-booklet format summarizes the supply, use and health consequences of drugs; the cultivation, production and consumption of drugs and the impact of new cannabis policies; the analysis of the global synthetic drugs market; the nexus between the drug problem, organized crime, illicit financial flows, corruption and terrorism.

UN Women’ s publications

Progress of the World’s Women frames key gender and women’s rights issues for policymakers, women’s rights advocates and researchers. It reviews how women’s lives around the world are changing over time, in the context of shifting socioeconomic and political circumstances, each edition focusing on a particular theme. There have been seven editions of Progress since 2000.

Transforming economies, realizing rights (2015)

In pursuit of justice (2011)

Who answers to women? Gender and accountability (2008)

Women, work and poverty (2005)

Gender equality and the Millennium Development Goals  (2002, vol.2)

Women, war and peace (2002, vol.1)

Women’s lives in the context of globalization (2000)


The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development comes out every five years and is presented to the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, which deals with economic and financial issues. The World Survey brings a gender perspective into economic and development issues. The last three editions have focused on the following themes:

Gender equality and sustainable development (2014)

Women’s control over economic resources and access to financial resources, including microfinance (2009)

Women and international migration, addressing labour migration and the rights of migrant women, refugees and displaced persons, as well as trafficking of women and girls (2004)

Globalization and its impacts on gender and work, and women's relative position within the household and labour markets around the world (1999)

Discussion, position and policy brief papers

UN Women discussion paper series

A transformative stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment

The global economic crisis and gender equality

UN Women policy brief series