Development cooperation ,10.11.2016

UN; OHCHR; Strengtening Accountability for Sustainable Development using Human Rights Indicatores


The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has worked systematically on human rights indicators since 2004. Human rights indicators help to measure the implementation of human rights norms. Human rights indicators are central in following up the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Finland supports during the period of December 2016-July 2017 OHCHR´s human rights indicators work through the project "Strengthening Accountability for Sustainable Development Using Human Rights Indicators". The objectives of the project are 1) Development of methodologies, data collection and databases for SDG indicators; 2) Development of an updated list of human rights indicators reflecting the new indicators under the SDGs; as well as to strengthen national capacity through 3) Implementation of the human rights-based approach to data at country level and 4) Expert consultation and building partnerships between national statistical offices and human rights organisations. The work of OHCHR will be supported by a sum of 100.000 euro.

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Funding decision  10.11.2016

100 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Human rights 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • elderly people
  • people with disability
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities
  • Gender and sexual minorities
  • Persons living with HIV/AIDS

Funding channel

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (extrabudgetary contributions only)



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