Stark power imbalances are fueling extreme global inequality and cross-movement alliances within civil society are needed to combat the problem.
Input needed for UN Secretary General report on economic crisis and its impact on the world's most vulnerable people
August 9, 2009
The G20 has requested a comprehensive report from the UN Secretary General on the impact the global financial crisis has had and is having on the poor and most vulnerable around the world.
August 4, 2009
The NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) has launched a petition in support of the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR
August 3, 2009
The recently released "Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights" presents concepts related to implementing and monitoring economic, social and cultural rights.
Exploring the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
July 22, 2009
Human rights journal publishes special issue about new rights of individuals or groups to have violations of their rights heard by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
July 16, 2009
Appointment comes at a time when the defense of economic, social and cultural rights is more crucial than ever because of the global economic crisis.
June 23, 2009
At the start of the UN General Assembly's conference on the economic crisis, CESR urged world leaders to sieze the opportunity to put human rights at the centre of its global responses.
June 2, 2009
The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is currently in the middle of its 51st session, at which Bangladesh presented its third and fourth consolidated report.
June 1, 2009
The 11th session of the Human Rights Council opened today in Geneva. Lasting from 2-19 June 2009, the session will assess the human rights situation is various countries.
May 25, 2009
CESR's statement at UNCTAD's Public Symposium on the global economic crisis and development stressed the need for a human rights framework.
May 13, 2009
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is organizing a public symposium "The Global Economic Crisis and Development - the way forward" on 18-19 May 2009.