• At risk: Roma and the displaced in Southeast Europe
    Feb 22, 2014

    2006 - This report presents survey data on the situation of Roma, refugees and internally displaced person in Southeast Europe. It offers a comprehensive picture of the problems vulnerable groups face in the region and puts forward policy advice on how to break this cycle of poverty and exclusion.

  • The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States
    Feb 21, 2014

    May 2012 - Based on two recent surveys, this report shows that the situation of Roma in the areas of employment, education, housing and health is on average worse than the situation of non-Roma living close by, and that Roma continue to experience discrimination and are not sufficiently aware of their rights guaranteed by EU law.

  • Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in Central Asia
    Mar 7, 2014

    With the entry into force of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008, protecting and promoting human rights of people with disabilities has emerged as a priority theme for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) across the region. This guidance note is the result of a long-term consultative process with NHRIs and other national partners. The guidance note brings together a number of initiatives that increase the visibility of people with disabilities and their inclusion in the society while reflecting some of the key challenges that policy changes may face in Central Asia. It also highlights and captures the important contribution that National Human Rights Institutions can make under the ten strategic areas, from non-discrimination to access to education and employment. Drawing on examples in social policy, health, education and employment, the document underlines the importance of mainstreaming initiatives related to inclusion and accessibility and stresses the potential such policies hold for societies at large.

  • Living with HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    Dec 3, 2008

    2008 - This report endeavours to go beyond the numbers and show the human face of the HIV epidemic and propose effective policy measures to overcome this increasingly urgent challenge.

  • Promoting the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe and Central Asia
    Dec 2, 2013

    This guide reflects the current research and international experiences in ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its implementation. The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 13 December 2006. As one of international human rights laws, the convention pursues the goal of safeguarding the integrity and dignity of the persons with disabilities by establishing legal obligations on states to protect the rights of all persons with disabilities under their jurisdiction.

  • Poverty, Inequality, and Vulnerability in the Transition and Developing Economies of Europe and Central Asia
  • Poverty, inequality and social policy reform in the former Soviet Union
    Jul 4, 2013

    October 2009 - This report looks at the links between poverty and transition in the Soviet successor states.

  • Regional Human Development Report on social inclusion
    Jul 11, 2013

    2011 - Through the findings from surveys in six countries, this report looks at the vicious cycle of poverty from the perspective of those who experience it firsthand, and provides an overview of social exclusion in the region and recommended actions. The report also introduces a way to measure the extent to which people are excluded from economic life, social services, and social networks and civic participation.

  • Decade of Roma Inclusion: Progress report
    Jun 18, 2015

    This report provides an overview of progress made in the course of the 2005-2015 Decade of Roma inclusion.

  • Roma poverty from a human development perspective