Featured Update

An end of year message from Ignacio Saiz, reflecting on three lessons learnt in a year like no other.
September 14, 2010
CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz says that the Millennium Declaration and the eight development goals that flowed from it risk going down in history as the most important promise never kept.
September 14, 2010
MDG 5, which focuses on improving maternal health, has been the most neglected and underfunded. Not surprisingly, it has shown very uneven progress.
September 9, 2010
Lack of accountability hampers achievement of MDG 5 on reducing maternal mortality and increasing access to reproductive health care, writes CESR Board Chair Alicia Yamin in a recent journal article.
August 11, 2010
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... Read More
August 1, 2010
UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring access to clean water and sanitation as a fundamental right.
July 5, 2010
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.
June 23, 2010
Court ruling on 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster is "too little, too late."
June 17, 2010
New mechanism will ensure that victims of economic rights violations have the right to an effective remedy.
May 25, 2010
Equatorial Guinea Seeks to Resurrect UNESCO-Obiang Science Prize.
May 9, 2010
"UNESCO is allowing itself to be used to burnish the unsavory reputation of a cruel and corrupt despot." --Tutu Alicante, EG Justice