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News and Events | August 11, 2010
UNESCO: Pull Obiang Prize

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization should cancel the Obiang Prize at its next session in October 2010, the Center for Economic and Social Rights and 95 partner groups said in a letter sent to UNESCO Executive Board members today.

News and Events | August 1, 2010
UN Resolution Recognizes Water as a Right

UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring access to clean water and sanitation as a fundamental right.

News and Events | July 5, 2010
Tackling Income Inequality in the United States through Financial Literacy Programs

The income gap between whites and blacks more than quadrupled between 1984 and 2007, and a quarter of black families have no assets at all.

News and Events | June 23, 2010
Justice delayed and denied in India

Court ruling on 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster is "too little, too late."

News and Events | June 17, 2010
Ecuador Is First Country to Ratify the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

New mechanism will ensure that victims of economic rights violations have the right to an effective remedy.

News and Events | May 25, 2010
UNESCO Must Stop Discredited Prize

Equatorial Guinea Seeks to Resurrect UNESCO-Obiang Science Prize.

News and Events | May 9, 2010
Why UNESCO should just cancel the Obiang life sciences prize

"UNESCO is allowing itself to be used to burnish the unsavory reputation of a cruel and corrupt despot." --Tutu Alicante, EG Justice

News and Events | May 6, 2010
US Must Change Position on Economic and Social Rights

Successive governments have seen health, education, housing and other social goods as market commodities rather than as rights which the state has the duty to respect, protect and fulfill.

News and Events | May 6, 2010
UNESCO: End Alliance with Corrupt Dictator

UNESCO-Obiang Science Prize Funded by Suspect Money from Equatorial Guinea Leader.

News and Events | May 3, 2010
US Faces Rare International Scrutiny on Economic and Social Rights

Despite being the world's wealthiest economy, the United States has one the poorest records of economic and social rights achievement of all high-income countries, a new CESR analysis shows.

News and Events | March 24, 2010
Equatorial Guinea reports to Human Rights Council

Government and NGOs present different pictures before UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.  

News and Events | March 1, 2010
Human Rights Responses to the Global Economic Crisis in Geneva

The Center for Economic and Social Rights, along with ESCR-Net and the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS), is sponsoring an event on Thursday, March 4 from 13:15-15:00 in Room XXIII of the Palais de Nations (Geneva). The event is called "Human Rights Responses to the Global Economic Crisis."

News and Events | February 18, 2010
Inter-American Development Bank under pressure over new capital requests

More than 100 civil society organizations from 18 countries stepped up pressure on the Inter-American Development Bank by demanding transparency and evidence of structural reforms.

News and Events | February 17, 2010
Using Budgets to Monitor Human Rights

New Tactics is hosting an online dialogue from February 24 to March 2 called "Using Budget for Monitoring".

News and Events | February 10, 2010
Haiti, one month on: rethinking the model

Haitian human rights and development organizations are calling for a different vision of development aid in the aftermath of the earthquake.

News and Events | February 7, 2010
Maternal Mortality and Human Rights

CESR will co-sponsor "Maternal Mortality - rights of 'critical concern' within and beyond Beijing," a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 14:00 to 15:30 at the UN Church Center in New York on the 2nd floor.

News and Events | January 19, 2010
Online discussion on Women and Poverty

UNDP and UN/DESA are organizing an online discussion on Women and Poverty in preparation for the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action; the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review on gender equality (AMR); and the High-level Plenary Meeting of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly, focused on the Millennium Development Goals.

News and Events | December 14, 2009
Making Education Accountable

The Right to Education Project just asked leaders on the right to education to answer two questions in their online forum on discrimination in education.

News and Events | November 23, 2009
Integrating rights into budget processes in Haiti

CESR and the OHCHR trained people on budget monitoring from a human rights perspective in Haiti in 2009.

News and Events | November 10, 2009
Experts Comment on Rights in Times of Economic Crisis

Experts stress that access to social security and protection is not a policy choice, but rather a human rights obligation.

News and Events | November 4, 2009
UN Human Rights Council Investigates Links Between Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Work is underway on draft guiding principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights; they will examine existing international laws in relation to the human rights of people living in extreme poverty.

News and Events | October 21, 2009
Documentary photography competition offers new storytelling opportunity to promote rights in crisis

Deadline extended to December 7: Photograph the global financial crisis with CESR and

News and Events | October 19, 2009
Event: Human Rights and Financing for Development

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Center of Concern are hosting a parallel event to the 64th UN General Assembly session on 26 October 2009, in NYC.

News and Events | October 15, 2009
Malawi government works to fulfill the human right to adequate food

Malawi cuts child malnutrition by 73 percent in just six years

News and Events | September 20, 2009
Event: Enforcing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - The Hope and Challenge of the Optional Protocol

Once operational, this new international mechanism will provide victims of economic, social and cultural rights violations who are not able to get an effective remedy in their domestic legal system with tangible legal options for redress.

News and Events | September 8, 2009
Equatorial Guinea: resource cursed

An article in Foreign Policy demonstrates how Equatorial Guinea's oil is hurting rather than helping

News and Events | August 27, 2009
Rich countries lagging on economic and social rights?

The OECD reports that recent economic growth has benefited the rich much more than the poor.

News and Events | August 20, 2009
UN opens doors to dialogue and action on global economic crisis

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold the 2009 Social Forum from 31 August to 2 September.

News and Events | August 13, 2009
Egypt's first arrest in enforcing ban on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Egypt made its first arrest of someone to violate its complete ban of female genital mutiliation/cutting (FGM/C), Al Arabiya reports.

News and Events | August 12, 2009
Responding to the Global Crisis: Launch lecture of UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2009

The launch lecture on 1 September 2009 of UNCTAD's 2009 Trade and Development Report will feature "Responding to the Global Crisis and "Climate Change Mitigation and Development".

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