UN Fact Sheets

The Human Rights Fact Sheet series is published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva. It deals with selected questions of human rights that are under active consideration or are of particular interest.

Human Rights Fact Sheets are intended to assist an ever-wider audience in better understanding basic human rights, what the United Nations is doing to promote and protect them, and the international machinery available to help realize those rights. Human Rights Fact Sheets are free of charge and
distributed worldwide.

The UN Fact Sheets can be found on the OHCHR publication page here.

No. 36 Human Rights and Human Trafficking
No. 35 The Right to Water
No. 34 The Right to Adequate Food
No. 33 Frequently Asked Questions on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
No. 32 Human Rights, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
No. 31 The Right to Health
No. 30 The United Nations Human Rights Treaty System (Rev.1)
No. 29 Human Rights Defenders: Protecting the Right to Defend Human Rights
No. 28 The Impact of Mercenary Activities on the Right of Peoples to

No. 27 Seventeen Frequently Asked Questions about United Nations
Special Rapporteurs

No. 26 The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
No. 25 Forced Evictions (Rev.1)
No. 24 The International Convention on Migrant Workers and its Committee

No. 23 Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children
No. 22 Discrimination against Women: The Convention and the Committee
No. 21 The Right to Adequate Housing (Rev.1)
No. 20 Human Rights and Refugees
No. 19 National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
No. 18 Minority Rights (Rev.1)
No. 17 The Committee against Torture
No. 16 The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Rev.1)
No. 15 Civil and Political Rights: The Human Rights Committee (Rev.1)
No. 14 Contemporary Forms of Slavery
No. 13 International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
No. 12 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
No. 11 Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions (Rev.1)
No. 10 The Rights of the Child (Rev.1)
No. 9 Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Human Rights System (Rev.2)
No. 7 Individual Complaint Procedures under the United Nations Human
Rights Treaties (Rev.2)

No. 6 Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (Rev.3)
No. 4 Combating Torture (Rev.1)
No. 3 Advisory Services and Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human
Rights (Rev.1)

No. 2 The International Bill of Human Rights (Rev.1)

Fact sheets Nos. 1, 5 and 8 are no longer issued.

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