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Delivered by Kate Donald, of the Center for Economic & Social Rights, speaking on behalf of the NGO Major Group
Spotlight 2018 reports that the "world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development..."
At the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN, CESR will advocate for reorienting SDG implementation so it is compatible with human rights and fiscal justice.
Reducing inequalities through urgent action on WASH: SDG6 as an enabler for achieving the 2030 Agenda for all
"Reducing Inequalities through urgent action on WASH," an HLPF side-event co-sponsored by CESR, WaterAid, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the governments of Bolivia, Canada, Mozambique and Nepal, will be held on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018, from 1:15-3:30 p.m., at the Japan Society, 333 E 47th Street, New York.
HLPF Workshop on Monitoring SDGs, claiming rights and meaningful participation: Strategies and tools for civil society
Representatives from CESR, OHCHR, CIVICUS, GCAP and the Arab NGO Network for Development will present and HLPF Workshop on Monitoring SDGs, claiming rights and meaningful participation: Strategies and tools for civil society on Tuesday, July 10th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York.
CESR and fellow authors of the newly published Civil Society Report, "Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018, Exploring new policy pathways: How to overcome obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda," will hold a roundtable discussion on July 12th, 2018, from 6:15-7:45 p.m. at the Church Center, 10th Floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York.
CESR's Allison Corkery selected as Residential Fellow at the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity
Allison Corkery will be joining the 2018-19 cohort of Residential Fellows of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
On June 22nd in Geneva, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston and CESR, ATD Fourth World and the Global Initiative for ESCR will present a panel on "Social Protection and Austerity: The Role for the IMF and Human Rights."
On June 26, 2018, CESR, Dejusticia, the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the UN and other international organizations present a side event on "Developing Practical Guidance on Maximum Available Resources" at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
A recent joint submission by CESR and partners to the UN Human Rights Council objected to the suggestion that development always contributes to human rights realization.
A CESR submission regarding limited civil society space at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development was referenced in a report by the High Commissioner on Human Rights.
Media: Ignacio Saiz writes in Open Global Rights that the challenges economic inequality poses for human rights are not the death knell for the movement but a wake-up call for a more holistic approach.
Unjust fiscal policy measures adopted by some Latin American countries strip basic social protections from populations, creating rights deficits and sowing unrest.
CESR’s Mihir Mankad and Sergio Chaparro facilitated a regional training workshop on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
May 4: Allison Corkery presented in Johannesburg on the role of national human rights institutions in developing human rights indicators for the SDGs.
Media: Preventing another “lost decade” will require us to see human rights values not as merely collateral damage of economic policy, but as cogent and universal norms actively guiding tough fiscal dilemmas in the public’s interest.
Fiscal Policies and the Safeguarding of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru
Fiscal Policies and the Safeguarding of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Latin America
March 24: CESR's Kate Donald and Allison Corkery consulted with the UN CESCR to inform a potential General Comment on Sustainable Development.
Media: Kate Donald and Silke Staab's submission to Open Global Rights on the importance of linking the SDGs to human rights to advance gender equality.
A Lost Decade for Equality, Development and Human Rights? Assessing Austerity and its Alternatives 10 years after the global financial crisis Friday, April 20th | 9-10.30amInternational Monetary Fund HQ2 03B-838B
Thursday, April 19th, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Bank Information Center (BIC), 10th Floor, 1023 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
Press release: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights calls for a more redistributive fiscal system that addresses rising economic and social inequalities
This statement is available in pdf format in EnglishEsta declaración está disponible en formato pdf en español
March 1: At UN Human Rights Council, Niko Lusiani supports Guiding Principles for assessing rights impacts of austerity and other economic reform policies.
CESR and Spanish partners brief UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva on a decade of austerity in Spain
Press release: CESR and 35 Spanish organizations denounce government for failing to fulfill obligations guaranteeing economic, social and cultural rights.
27 February: Niko Lusiani discusses the link between U.S. tax reforms and human rights deprivations on Tax Justice Network's latest podcast.
15-17 January: Ignacio Saiz presented at the Human Rights and Agenda 2030 event in Wilton Park, discussing the potential for the Sustainable Development Goals to advance human rights.
29 January: IACHR report acknowledges links between poverty and human rights in the Americas, referencing CESR-led coalition's briefing on relevance of fiscal policies.
Media: New factsheet "Human Rights in Times of Austerity" received coverage from at least thirty Brazilian publications and websites in the past month.