COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of 18 independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties. The Committee was established under ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 to carry out the monitoring functions assigned to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Part IV of the Covenant.

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Ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Status of ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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See the maps on ratifications (PDF) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights or its Optional Protocol.

Recent Events and Developments

69th Pre-sessional Working Group, 18 to 22 October 2021

70th session , 27 September to 15 October 2021

CESCR calls for written contributions

New individual complaints form and guidance note
Form (Word): English | Français | русский | Español
Guidance (Word): English | Français | русский | Español

Committee adopts Statement on universal affordable vaccination against COVID-19, international cooperation and intellectual property, 12 March 2021

Information on the Predictable Review Cycle and the Simplified Reporting procedure sent to all State Parties

Committee adopts Statement on universal and equitable access to vaccines for COVID-19, 27 November 2020

General comment No. 25 on Science and economic, social and cultural rights Art. 15.1.b, 15.2, 15.3 and 15.4

Press note on COVID-19 statement

Committee adopts statement on the Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 6 April 2020

Joint statement on freedom of association, including the right to form and join trade unions

Five UN human rights treaty bodies issue a joint statement on human rights and climate change, 16 Sept 2019

Committee adopts statement on the pledge to "Leave No One Behind", 8 March 2019

Committee adopts "Working methods concerning the Committee’s follow-up to Views under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights"


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