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Speaking truth to power
Stark power imbalances are fueling extreme global inequality and cross-movement alliances within civil society are needed to combat the problem.
May 8, 2013
A new joint statement, endorsed by 49 leading human rights and development organizations so far, calls for human rights be placed at the core of the new development agenda.
March 25, 2013
The United Nations expert body on gender discrimination has called on Angola to address the poor protection of maternal health and reproductive rights in the country.
February 7, 2013
UN consultation: Human rights concerns have been highlighted extensively in a new United Nations consultation report on the form and content of a future development framework.
February 5, 2013
Side event: On Friday February 8, CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz will join leading figures from the spheres of human rights and diplomacy for a panel event at the UN headquarters in New York.
February 5, 2013
The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will enter into force on May 5, after Uruguay became the tenth country to ratify.
January 31, 2013
CESR event: The Center is hosting a panel event on Monday 4 February in New York University which will explore progress in field of economic and social rights since the Vienna Declaration.
January 14, 2013
UN consultation: CESR has contributed to an online consultation organized by the United Nations High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
December 19, 2012
A task force of human rights organizations and networks, including CESR, has launched a new website devoted to highlighting the impacts of poor financial regulation on human rights around the world.
December 9, 2012
Press release: New website to expose financial sector abuses launched on International Human Rights Day
December 5, 2012
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has issued a letter calling for human rights to be properly integrated into future development plans.