Sustainable Development Goals
A new global development agenda will be agreed at the UN General Assembly this September. It is critical that the international community avoid the shortcomings of the current Millennium Development Goals by anchoring the new framework in human rights.
Rights in Crisis
The current global economic crisis has shown how politics and flawed policies exacerbate poverty, inequality and deprivation. CESR is working to make sure human rights principles are integrated into recovery measures.
The OPERA Framework
CESR is pleased to present the OPERA Framework - a simple yet comprehensive process to analyze the obligation to fulfill economic and social rights. It is complemented by a useful case study entitled 'Assessing fiscal policies from a human rights perspective'.
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Spain under scrutiny at United Nations
Press release: On January 21 the Spanish government will be held to account for its human rights record at the Universal Periodic Review
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Spain: Austerity driving poverty, growing inequality and human rights deterioration
Factsheet: As Spain appears before the UN Universal Periodic Review, a new CESR factsheet illustrates how austerity is driving severe violations of a variety of economic and social rights.
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2015: a seminal year for integrating human rights and sustainable development?
Joint statement: The Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus assesses the good and the not-so-good in the UN Secretary General's 'Synthesis Report on post-2015 development'.
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Secretary-General’s ‘Synthesis Report’: moving the post-2015 debate forward?
Blog: Kate Donald, director of the Human Rights in Development program at CESR, reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of a recent milestone report on the post-2015 process
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Sustainable development requires a 'fiscal revolution'
Policy Briefing: A new briefing, released for the 11th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, sets out the commitments needed to deliver a 'fiscal revolution'.
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A Matter of Justice: securing human rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda
Briefing: A new CESR publication argues that the human rights framework can provide operational principles and standards of conduct to ensure the post-2015 development plan delivers on its promises.
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Who Will Be Accountable? Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Publication: A new publication by CESR and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights explains that incorporation of accountability will be fundamental to post-2015 development agenda.
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Mary Robinson
UN Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region and former High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson talks to CESR about the anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and the post-2015 development agenda.
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Voices for Social Justice: The influence and impact of the United Nations Special Procedures
Magdalena Sepúlveda, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food join CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz at Columbia University
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Visions and Voices for Human Rights
On September 24 CESR and its partners organized a side event at the United Nations in New York to push for the proper inclusion of human rights in the post-2015 development framework
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