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News and Events | September 20, 2015
Paradigm Shift or Lost Opportunity?

Invitation: CESR invites you to panel event bringing together leading figures to reflect critically on the progress made in securing human rights in Agenda 2030.

News and Events | July 13, 2015
Global civil society demands stronger 'Addis Ababa Agenda'

Joint declaration: As world leaders meet in Addis Ababa, over 600 civil society organizations call for a stronger agreement on post-2015 financing for development.

News and Events | June 25, 2015
Spanish government gives inadequate response to UN on migrants’ right to health

Press release: As Spain appears before the Human Rights Council, CESR and its partners affirm access to health care is still not guaranteed to migrants in the country.

News and Events | June 23, 2015
Side event: Engaging the private sector in post‐2015 human rights and accountability

On Thursday 25 June, CESR and its partners will hold a side event at UN headquarters examining the role of the private sector in post-2015 accountability.

News and Events | June 18, 2015
Endorse the Lima Declaration on Tax Justice and Human Rights

Joint declaration: The Global Week of Action for Tax Justice has culminated in the release of the Lima Declaration on Tax Justice and Human Rights.

News and Events | June 11, 2015
How can the Universal Periodic Review strengthen the realization of economic, social and cultural rights?

Side event: On 17 June, CESR and Amnesty International will hold an event in Geneva to discuss how the UPR can better address inequality and disadvantage around the world.

News and Events | June 10, 2015
Webinar: Tax Justice and Women's Rights‏

Join us on June 16th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm EST, for a free webinar on tax justice and women's rights.

News and Events | May 6, 2015
Building the foundation for tax justice through human rights

Tax justice activists and human rights defenders from all over the world came together April 29-30, 2015 in Peru for a strategy meeting designed to build a platform for future collaboration.

News and Events | April 9, 2015
Monitoring tax spillovers in the Financing for Development Accord

CESR's Nicholas Lusiani has delivered a presentation on behalf of civil society in advance of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

News and Events | March 31, 2015
Why the SDGs are more than just good intentions

This statement has been released by the Beyond-2015 coalition, of which CESR is a member, in reponse to two articles published by The Economist on 28 March 2015.

News and Events | March 18, 2015
Measuring what we treasure: exploring how human rights should inform the post-2015 indicators

Side event: On Monday 23 March, CESR together with its partners in the Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus will hold a timely debate about how to measure the SDGs and accompanying targets.

News and Events | March 12, 2015
Egypt's new government promised an economic revolution -- but Egyptians get more of the same

Foreign Policy Op-ed: As Egypt hosts a major investment conference, CESR's Allison Corkery and ECESR's Heba Khalil warn against pursuing the same failed development model of the past.

News and Events | January 29, 2015
Spain’s austerity criticized again in UN rights review

Spain's failure to protect economic and social rights in times of economic crisis has come under stern criticism from other states at the Universal Periodic Review.

News and Events | January 22, 2015
As states gear up for the post-2015 negotiations, CESR asks 'Who's afraid of accountability?'

UN presentation: CESR's Kate Donald recently spoke at a UN forum, challenging states on their aversion to accountability for development commitments.

News and Events | January 18, 2015
Spain under scrutiny at United Nations

Press release: On January 21 the Spanish government will be held to account for its human rights record at the Universal Periodic Review

News and Events | January 14, 2015
2015: a seminal year for human rights and sustainable development?

Joint statement: The Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus assesses the good and the not-so-good in the UN Secretary General's 'Synthesis Report on post-2015 development'.

News and Events | November 19, 2014
States must not restrict people's participation in post-2015 process

CESR and its allies have sent a joint letter to the UN Representatives for Ireland and Kenya, who are facilitating the next phase of negotiations on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

News and Events | November 19, 2014
Secretary General must prioritize rights-based financing in post-2015 agenda

The Righting Finance initiative has submitted a letter to the UN Secretary General concerning the financing issues at stake in his forthcoming report for the post-2015 talks.

News and Events | November 9, 2014
Amid crackdown, UN calls on Egypt to protect civil society space

Press release: The Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review mechanism has called on Egypt to put an end to repression of civil society voices.

News and Events | November 4, 2014
After threats, Egyptian organizations decide not to participate in UPR

Press release: The joint press release reproduced here has been issued by CESR's partners in Egypt in the light of their decision not to attend the country's appearance before the UPR.

News and Events | November 3, 2014
Egypt to answer to UN for deteriorating human rights conditions

Press release: Egypt comes before the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review mechanism amid worsening deprivation and a crackdown on civil society space in the country.

News and Events | October 16, 2014
Submission to UN Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

CESR has delivered a submission to the UN Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.

News and Events | October 13, 2014
From Rhetoric to Remedy: human rights in the struggle against poverty

Panel discussion: CESR and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) invite you to a panel discussion on the role of human rights in combatting poverty.

News and Events | September 28, 2014
The post-2015 agenda won't deliver without human rights at the core

The open letter reproduced here has been sent to the Incoming President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, H.E. Sam Kutesa, by the Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus.

News and Events | September 14, 2014
Transforming the development agenda requires more, not less, attention to human rights

Writing for Open Global Rights, CESR's Ignacio Saiz and Radhika Balakrishnan of the Center for Women's Global Leadership discuss the role of human rights in post-2015 development.

News and Events | September 5, 2014
Human rights for all in sustainable development: Is the post-2015 process really delivering?

Side event: On Thursday 11 September, a side event at the United Nations in New York will assess how well the post-2015 process so far has reflected the requirements of human rights.

News and Events | August 29, 2014
Strengthening joint action to protect the right to health of undocumented migrants

Joint statement: Amnesty International, CESR, Medicos del Mundo and Red Acoge have issued a joint statement denouncing Spain's non-compliance with its human rights obligations.

News and Events | August 18, 2014
CESR pays tribute to Odindo Opiata

CESR is deeply saddened by the loss of our ally and friend Odindo Opiata, one of Kenya's most important human rights defenders.

News and Events | July 31, 2014
CESR joins CELS in challenging human rights impacts of vulture funds

This joint statement, coordinated by CELS in Argentina, has been issued in response to the US Supreme Court decision on Argentina's sovereign debt.

News and Events | June 4, 2014
Human Rights for All Post-2015: A Litmus Test

Please give your organization's backing to the 'Human Rights for All Post-2015 Litmus Test', a new tool to evaluate proposals for the post-2015 development framework.

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