GENEVA (24 September 2021) — The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its upcoming session from 27 September to 15 October, during which it plans to review reports of Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Plurinational State of Bolivia and Nicaragua.
The five countries are among the 171 States parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Covenant.
The Committee, which has received the respective country reports and submissions from non-governmental organizations, will discuss a range of issues with the five State delegations through in-person, hybrid or online public dialogues on the following dates:
Kuwait dialogue: 28-29 September, 10:00-13:00 Geneva time
Azerbaijan dialogue: 30 September-1 October, 10:00-13:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina dialogue: 30 September-1 October, 15:00-18:00
Bolivia dialogue: 5-6 October, 15:00-18:00
Nicaragua dialogue: 7-8 October, 15:00-18:00
All the above public dialogues will be livecast on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States parties and full schedule of meetings, is available on the session webpage.
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The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights monitors States parties’ adherence to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which to date has 171 States parties and the Optional Protocol which has 26 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties.
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