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

70th session :
The 70th session of the Committee is scheduled from 27 September to 15 October 2021 in Geneva. The provisional agenda includes the review of the following State Parties: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kuwait, Nicaragua. The programme is available at: 70th session webpage (subject to change depending on the COVID-19 pandemic). Please also note that restrictions are currently in place to access UN premises.

Details on how to contribute to the work of the Committee and deadlines for written contributions are available under the 70th webpage in the "Informative note on SUBMISSIONS from civil society and national human rights institutions" 

CESCR calls for written contributions

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