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Read the latest reflections and insights about human rights and the economy, written by our team and partners around the world.

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Blog | February 17, 2016
Indicators of success: how best to measure Agenda 2030

Four months have now passed since Agenda 2030 was agreed, but the crucial matter of designating indicators to measure progress remains in the balance.

Blog | February 4, 2016
South Africa: court orders task team to tackle school furniture saga

CESR's partners in South Africa have secured a significant breakthrough after a court ordered the Minister of Basic Education to address furniture shortages in Eastern Cape schools.

Blog | January 28, 2016
Promising the World: Accountability and the SDGs

There is one critical area where the SDGs fall dangerously short – accountability. Read the new blog by Kate Donald, Director of CESR's Human Rights in Development Program.

Blog | January 22, 2016
Malaysia: new report on right to education for disabled children has important lessons for government

The National Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and CESR are working to ensure children with disabilities are not denied their right to education.

Blog | December 9, 2015
Amina J Mohammed

Amina J Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, talks to CESR about the role human rights and tax justice must play in future development efforts.

Blog | November 30, 2015
Twenty Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy

Leading figures from the world of human rights reflect on progress in the field, and CESR's contribution, since the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action.

Blog | August 5, 2015
Strong commitments in final SDG text, despite sordid final compromises

Kate Donald, Director of CESR's Human Rights in Sustainable Development Program, reflects on some tense negotiations and the resulting agreement for post-2015 development.

Blog | July 22, 2015
How can the UPR strengthen economic, social and cultural rights?

At a recent side event in Geneva, CESR and its partners examined the Universal Periodic Review's efforts to advance ESC rights.

Blog | July 19, 2015
Evading accountability post-2015 will eviscerate agenda's ambition

After last week's financing for development talks left both civil society and developing countries frustrated, CESR's Kate Donald looks ahead to this week's post-2015 talks at the UN.

Blog | July 15, 2015
Reporting back from the Responsible Data Forum

Participants from the Responsible Data Forum - a major meeting about the role of data and new technologies in human rights documentation - talk to CESR about the lessons they have learned.

Blog | July 1, 2015
Falling at the last hurdle? Human rights and accountability in the SDGs

CESR's Kate Donald examines the strengths and weaknesses of the recently released 'zero draft' document for post-2015 development.

Blog | June 24, 2015
Human rights in the global partnership for sustainable development: 7 misconceptions

Niko Lusiani, Director of CESR's Human Rights in Economic Policy Program, debunks the myths surrounding human rights in a meaningful global partnership for post-2015 sustainable development.

Blog | June 1, 2015
Breaking the accountability taboo in SDG negotiations

Blog: Kate Donald, Director of CESR's Human Rights in Development program, reflects on recent dynamics in the post-2015 talks.

Blog | May 14, 2015
Measuring what we treasure: human rights insights for post-2015 development

As governments set about choosing indicators for the post-2015 sustainable development goals, it is crucial that calls for pragmatism don't lead to a lack of ambition.

Blog | May 5, 2015
New tools for old problems: closing the accountability gap in Egypt

Allison Corkery on the next phased of our ongoing collaboration with Egyptian human rights defenders.

Blog | April 22, 2015
'The global partnership for development': tackling the accountability deficit

CESR's Kate Donald presents the new briefing 'Universal Rights, Differentiated Responsibilities'.

Blog | March 25, 2015
Women's rights and revenues: no gender equality without fiscal justice

While it is widely accepted that taxation plays a key role in determining income inequality, we are seeing more and more that it dramatically impacts women's equality and human rights as well.

Blog | January 12, 2015
Secretary-General's Synthesis Report: moving the post-2015 debate forward?

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

Blog | November 23, 2014
The 'data revolution': of the people, for the people?

The provision of comprehensive, quality data is essential to rights-based development, but the much-vaunted 'data revolution' must also be empowering and people-centered.

Blog | November 20, 2014
A missed opportunity for ESCR: Reflections on Egypt's appearance before UPR

CESR's Allison Corkery reflects on the challenges of holding Egypt to account before the UN for its ESCR obligations.

Blog | September 9, 2014
SDGs merely dead letters without fiscal justice and human rights

Unless governments agree to concrete tax and budgetary commitments which ensure robust, equitable and accountable fiscal foundations for sustainable development, the SDGs are likely to fail.

Blog | August 30, 2014
Human rights 'non-negotiable' on post-2015 agenda, says global civil society

Thousands of civil society organizations gathered at the UN headquarters have issued a strong call for human rights to be at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda.

Blog | August 26, 2014
Gaza's humanitarian crisis: what comes next?

The announcement of a long-term ceasefire in Gaza marks the beginning of a difficult reconstruction process.

Blog | July 6, 2014
Will High-Level Forum rise to accountability challenge?

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals is tackling one of the most crucial, and controvesial, issues in post-2015 development negotiations - accountability.

Blog | June 24, 2014
Strictly business: national rights institutions and the private sector

National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) have a critical part to play in making sure the private sector be called to account for its impact on human rights.

Blog | June 9, 2014
Will post-2015 development proposals meet the Human Rights Litmus Test?

CESR's Niko Lusiani addresses the UN, setting out the criteria of a 'Human Rights Litmus Test' for post-2015 sustainable development proposals.

Blog | June 4, 2014
European rights chief warns of austerity's 'lost generation'

Drawing on a recently-published issue paper commissioned from CESR, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights calls for young people's rights to be restored.

Blog | May 29, 2014
OPERA in the Occupied Territories

CESR is working closely with Palestine's Independent Commission on Human Rights to support its efforts protect economic and social rights.

Blog | May 13, 2014
UN Financing Committee hears call for post-2015 fiscal revolution

CESR has urged the UN Committee tasked with devising a post-2015 development financing strategy to tackle the fiscal injustices undermining sustainable development and human rights.

Blog | May 6, 2014
Accountability moves to the fore of the Post-2015 debate

CESR contributes to United Nations discussions on monitoring and accountability in the post-2015 development agenda.

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