The article develops a literature review of documents and sources available on ethnic groups and races from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially in the United Nations data system. Furthermore, the paper features some indicators from the Gender Equality Observatory in Latin America and the Caribbean, which can be desegregated by ethnicity or race according to the information available, thus enabling the monitoring of ethnic-racial affairs in the region.
The document is organized as follows. After a brief introduction, the first section sheds light on the United Nations’ statistical databases on indigenous and Afro-descendants. For its part, chapter two discusses some of the indicators from the Gender Equality Observatory in Latin America and the Caribbean, whilst the third section suggests some indicators for monitoring ethnic and racial issues enclosed under the 2012 Brasilia Consensus. Finally, section four offers some conclusions on the subject.
To conclude, the author argues that the research is an inventory of statistical information, indicators and existing data sources on ethnicity and races in Latin America and the Caribbean. Consequently, data sources like these serve as possible indicators to develop comparisons between countries and perform diagnostics and socio-demographic profiles on ethnic groups and races in the region.