This chapter focuses on equality and non-discrimination. All the primary UN instruments are obtainable through the UN web sites. Links to the major instruments are provided in this section.
Discrimination on gender
www.un.org/womenwatch - The United Nations' Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women
www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CEDAW/pages/cedawindex.aspx - United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CEDAW.aspx - This link goes to the text of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Discrimination on race
www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CERD/Pages/CERDIndex.aspx - United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/racism/groups/index.htm – UN Working Group on implementation of the Durban plan.
www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/Pages/IndigenousPeoplesIndex.aspx - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - indigenous peoples
www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CERD.aspx - This link goes to the text of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Discrimination on religion or belief
www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomReligion/Pages/FreedomReligionIndex.aspx - United Nations Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance
www.un-documents.net/a36r55.htm - This link goes to the UN Declaration on the Elimination of all Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination based on Religion or Belief
Disability and related rights
https://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/rights/humanrights.htm - United Nations site on human rights and disability
www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/CRPDIndex.aspx - UN Committee of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with links to the Convention
www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Disability/SRDisabilities/Pages/SRDisabilitiesIndex.aspx - UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/aids/index.html - United Nations site on HIV/AIDS and human rights.
www.equalrightstrust.org/ertdocumentbank/DisabilityDoc.pdf - Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons
www.equalrightstrust.org/ertdocumentbank/declaration%20of%20rights%20on%20mental%20retarded.pdf - Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons
General sites of relevance
www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Disability/Pages/DisabilityIndex.aspx – Human rights and disabilities
www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/HIV/Pages/HIVIndex.aspx – HIV/AIDS and Human Rights
www.ilo.org - The International Labour Organization with a particular focus on equality in the workplace
ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/ - European Union Equal Opportunities - links page (gender)
www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/default_en.htm - European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights - links page
www.coe.int/equality - Council of Europe's equality site
www.coe.int/ecri - Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance.