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.

Upcoming Events

Deadline for written contributions for the drafting of a general comment on land and ICESCR extended until 30 November 2019

Online system for NGOs and NHRIs submissions 

67th session, 17 February - 6 March 2020. Registration starts on 16 December 2019. Deadline for submissions: 10 Janurary 2020.

66th PSWG of CESCR (private meeting), 9-13 March 2020. Deadline for submissions: 6 January 2020

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