U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights calls for submissions from civil society on Ghana

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, will conduct an official country visit to Ghana on 9-18 April 2018 to examine the situation relating to people living in extreme poverty and to assess the impact on the realization of their human rights.

He invites individuals who work on or experience poverty in Ghana, non-governmental organisations, activists, and scholars to provide input for the preparation of his visit.

Submissions should be concise and focused, and may include additional supporting materials. The preferred length is not more than 1500 words.

Submissions can address (but need not be limited to) topics such as:

  • The nature of poverty and inequality in Ghana, including prevalence, distribution etc.
  • What are the major challenges confronting those living in poverty in Ghana?
  • What are the most severe human rights-related problems that people living in poverty and extreme poverty in Ghana experience? Please provide examples.
  • How does poverty in Ghana intersect with civil and political rights, as well as with economic, social and cultural rights? Please provide examples.
  • What role do the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as well as multi-national or domestic corporations play in relation to poverty alleviation?
  • What regions, districts, cities, or municipalities in Ghana should the Special Rapporteur visit given the severity of problems relating to the intersection of poverty and human rights?
  • Which individuals and organizations should the Special Rapporteur meet with during his country visit to Ghana?

Submissions received