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News and Events | June 4, 2013
High Level Panel recommendations fall short of the human rights litmus test

Statement: CESR responds to the recent report delivered by the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda, which will feed into the design of the future development framework.

News and Events | May 20, 2013
New publication and panel event highlight need for human rights in post-2015 agenda

Two events at the UN headquarters in New York present findings from global consultations on the post-2015 agenda and launch a new publication on the role accountability must play in the framework.

News and Events | May 8, 2013
Joint statement: Human Rights for All Post-2015

A new joint statement, endorsed by 49 leading human rights and development organizations so far, calls for human rights be placed at the core of the new development agenda.

News and Events | March 25, 2013
UN Committee calls on Angola to tackle maternal health failings

The United Nations expert body on gender discrimination has called on Angola to address the poor protection of maternal health and reproductive rights in the country.

News and Events | February 7, 2013
Bringing a strong human rights voice to the UN Panel on post-2015

UN consultation: Human rights concerns have been highlighted extensively in a new United Nations consultation report on the form and content of a future development framework.

News and Events | February 5, 2013
Promoting Empowerment through the Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Side event: On Friday February 8, CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz will join leading figures from the spheres of human rights and diplomacy for a panel event at the UN headquarters in New York.

News and Events | February 5, 2013
New global mechanism brings economic and social justice one step closer

The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will enter into force on May 5, after Uruguay became the tenth country to ratify.

News and Events | January 31, 2013
Twenty years of economic and social rights advocacy

CESR event: The Center is hosting a panel event on Monday 4 February in New York University which will explore progress in field of economic and social rights since the Vienna Declaration.

News and Events | January 14, 2013
CESR responds to High-Level Panel questionnaire on the post-2015 development agenda.

UN consultation: CESR has contributed to an online consultation organized by the United Nations High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

News and Events | December 19, 2012
Bringing the financial sector to book for rights abuses

A task force of human rights organizations and networks, including CESR, has launched a new website devoted to highlighting the impacts of poor financial regulation on human rights around the world.

News and Events | December 9, 2012
Time to Make the Financial Sector Accountable to Human Rights

Press release: New website to expose financial sector abuses launched on International Human Rights Day

News and Events | December 5, 2012
UN Committee stresses need for human rights in post-2015 agenda

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has issued a letter calling for human rights to be properly integrated into future development plans.

News and Events | December 2, 2012
Balancing the books, but neglecting the people

Op-Ed: CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz, writing in the Irish Examiner, examines the parallel patterns of retrogression stemming from Ireland and Spain's respective austerity programs.

News and Events | November 13, 2012
Social accountability efforts seek better national and global economic governance

In a four-part analysis article, CESR Research Consultant Rick Rowden explores the increasing pressure for social accountability in the economic and financial spheres. (part 2)

News and Events | November 13, 2012
Social accountability efforts seek better national and global economic governance

In a four-part analysis article, CESR Research Consultant Rick Rowden explores the increasing pressure for social accountability in the economic and financial spheres. (part 3)

News and Events | November 13, 2012
Social accountability efforts seek better national and global economic governance

In a four-part analysis article, CESR Research Consultant Rick Rowden explores the increasing pressure for social accountability in the economic and financial spheres. (part 1)

News and Events | October 16, 2012
Tribute to CESR Treasurer Linda Cassano

Both the board and staff of CESR would like to express their sadness at the passing of our friend and colleague Linda Cassano, who lost her life to pancreatic cancer in July this year.

News and Events | October 16, 2012
Supporting Asia-Pacific rights institutions to engage with MDGs

News articles: CESR is helping NHRIs address is how to produce stronger and more methodologically rigorous monitoring of governments??? compliance with their obligation to fulfil economic, social and cultural rights.

News and Events | October 16, 2012
Rulings and realities: ensuring indigenous rights are respected

A recent ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), in the case of The Kichwa People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador, marks an important landmark in the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights and demonstrates the importance of using regional human rights mechanisms to enforce them..

News and Events | October 16, 2012
The 'OPERA' Framework: meeting the challenge of economic and social rights monitoring

In order to hold governments to account for their obligation to fulfill economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights), advocates and activists need practical tools to monitor their conduct, evaluating it against multifaceted principles such as progressive realization, minimum core obligations, maximum available resources and non-discrimination

News and Events | October 15, 2012
Making a difference: integrating a rights-based approach to preventing maternal death

When the Millennium Development Goals were agreed nearly 13 years ago, the international community pledged to ensure women everywhere were provided with reproductive health services by 2015.

News and Events | October 15, 2012
CIVICUS World Assembly envisions a new social contract post-2015

In the first week of September Montreal played host to a milestone convergence of hundreds of civil society actors from all over the world, as the CIVICUS World Assembly was staged in the Canadian city.

News and Events | July 2, 2012
Kenya rights body issues call on reproductive health

In May 2012 the KNCHR released the findings of its national public inquiry into sexual and reproductive health.

News and Events | July 2, 2012
UN Committee calls on Spain to revise austerity measures

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has echoed civil society demands in questioning the cuts made to social spending in response to the crisis.

News and Events | June 27, 2012
CESR backs Irish civil society's call for rights in constitutional convention

Joint letter: CESR has joined Irish civil society in calling for public participation and the inclusion of ESCR in the forthcoming constitutional convention.

News and Events | June 25, 2012
CESR joins letter to EU Heads of State on Financial Transactions Tax

Joint letter: CESR has joined a coalition of 20 other human rights and social justice organizations in calling for bold leadership on the much-needed financial transactions tax.

News and Events | June 21, 2012
UN urges governments to prioritize human rights over austerity

News article: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) has issued an open letter urging governments to prioritize human rights in times of economic crisis.

News and Events | May 29, 2012
'Robin Hood' would never forget to give to the poor

Joint letter: CESR has joined a letter to European leaders calling on them to make the Financial Transactions Tax a reality and to make sure the proceeds it generates are used to help the most vulnerable.

News and Events | May 28, 2012
Ireland: Austerity must not trump human rights in constitutional reforms

CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz unpacks the human rights issues at stake in this week's referendum in Ireland on the EU Fiscal Compact.

News and Events | May 24, 2012
UN calls on Spanish government to 'revise' austerity measures which are harming human rights

Press release: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has echoed civil society demands in questioning the cuts made to social spending in response to the crisis.

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