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News and Events | August 9, 2009
Input needed for UN Secretary General report on economic crisis and its impact on the world's most vulnerable people

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.

News and Events | August 4, 2009
The NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol to ICESCR

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

News and Events | August 3, 2009
Implementing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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.

News and Events | July 22, 2009
Exploring the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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.

News and Events | July 16, 2009
Center for Economic and Social Rights Confirms Ignacio Saiz as Executive Director

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.

News and Events | June 23, 2009
Economic Crisis and Human Rights

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.

News and Events | June 2, 2009
Bangladesh questioned on respect, protection and fulfillment of children's rights

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.

News and Events | June 1, 2009
The 11th session of the Human Rights Council begins

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.

News and Events | May 25, 2009
Human rights an essential framework for tackling the global economic crisis

CESR's statement at UNCTAD's Public Symposium on the global economic crisis and development stressed the need for a human rights framework.

News and Events | May 13, 2009
The Global Economic Crisis and Development - the way forward

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.

News and Events | May 12, 2009
Cambodia is questioned by UN on economic and social rights record

Cambodia's ambassador to the UN appeared before the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on 11-12 May 2009.

News and Events | May 12, 2009
SOS Racismo: "La crisis económica y financiera global provoca un aumento del racismo institucional"

Y el racismo institucional fomenta el racismo social contra los inmigrantes en España tanto como en la Unión Europea.

News and Events | May 10, 2009
North Belfast Goes to the United Nations

Four residents from Belfast, Northern Ireland are among hundreds of people from across the globe that have traveled to the UN in Geneva this week.

News and Events | May 7, 2009
Public health policies suffering from effects of global financial crisis

Director-General of the WHO urges continued support for public health, pursued for its own sake as a basic human right.

News and Events | April 30, 2009
Accessing education as a human right

The United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues addresses the human right of equal access to quality education.

News and Events | April 1, 2009
Ogoni 9 trial against Shell to begin April 27 in New York

The case related to killing of the 'Ogoni 9' and other serious human rights abuses committed in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria in 1995 will begin in April after years of litigation.

News and Events | February 11, 2009
Chevron wants $500,000 from Nigerian villagers who sought justice in human rights case

Lawyers for the villagers had sought to hold the oil giant responsible for the 1998 shooting and mistreatment of protesters by Nigerian soldiers at an oil rig.

News and Events | February 4, 2009
What is the new U.N. optional protocol on economic, social and cultural rights?

Forty-two years after a similar mechanism was adopted for civil and political rights, those who suffer from violations of their economic, social and cultural rights are finally given equal status.

News and Events | August 5, 2008
CESR in the News

Past news coverage of our work.

News and Events, Statements | May 31, 2002
New Human Rights Report to Be Presented at Loya Jirga

CESR is today releasing a report, Human Rights and Reconstruction in Afghanistan, about the growing human rights crisis in Afghanistan

News and Events, Statements | August 14, 1997
CESR Statement on Peru before the Committee on ESCR

This statement on Peru was made to the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights at the UN in April, 1997.

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CESR Highlights the Importance of Human Rights to Combat Illicit Financial Flows

The Principles for Human Rights in Fiscal Policy were presented at the 4th Conference on the Right to Development & Illicit Financial Flows from Africa.

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CESR Highlights Economic Alternatives At UN Forum on Sustainable Development

During July 2021, CESR undertook a number of advocacy activities as part of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

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