Millennium Development Goals
A new global development agenda to replace the MDGs will be hammered out at the UN General Assembly this September. It is critical that the international community avoid the shortcomings of the current MDG process 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'.
UN criticizes Egypt’s rights record and calls for increased investment in economic and social rights
Press release: The United Nations has raised serious concerns over shortcomings in the provision of a broad range of economic, social and cultural rights in Egypt.Read More »
Side event: Human Rights at the Core of Sustainable and Just Development
Invitation: On Friday 13 December, CESR and its partners will hold a side event in parallel to the sixth session of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals.Read More »
Over 300 groups call for human rights in core of post-2015 development plan
Joint statement: As governments meet at the UN to debate the future sustainable development agenda, over 300 organizations have called for human rights to be at the core of the new framework.Read More »
Austerity ‘undermining human rights’, says Council of Europe Commissioner
Publication: A new Council of Europe Issue Paper, commissioned from CESR, assesses the human rights impacts of austerity measures and sets out an agenda for change.Read More »
FTT: Robin Hood advocates undeterred by challengers
Blog: Momentum towards the implementation of a financial transactions tax in Europe is facing new obstacles. With success seeming so close yet so far, campaigners are redoubling their efforts.Read More >>
Vienna+20: Magdalena Sepulveda
Speaking at the recent 'Vienna+20' meeting in Geneva, the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepulveda, explores the main advances that have been achieved in the field of economic and social rights since the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.Go to video page »