The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is composed of 18 independent experts - persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights. Nominations for membership on the Committee may be made by States parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in accordance with Resolution 1985/17 of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of 28 May 1985. Members are elected for a term of four years by ECOSOC Member States. Committee Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.

In accordance with ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 (paragraph (b), in regard to the composition of the Committee, due consideration must be given to equitable geographical distribution and to the representation of different forms of social and legal systems.

The term of service of half of the current Members will expire on 31 December 2020.

Information on REGULAR elections for 2020. POSTPONED - Held on 14 September 2020

Information on the AD-HOC election in 2020 for one seat of the Asia Pacific regional group. No nomination received (Not conducted)

Information on the AD-HOC election in 2020 for one seat Western European and Other States of the regional group

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