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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.

Recent Events and Developments

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Committee adopts Statement on Human Rights Defenders and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:
"Human Rights Defenders and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights" adopted on the 7 October 2016

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Committee adopts Guidance on third-party interventions in individual communications procedure at its 59th session

Committee adopts Statement on Public debt, austerity measures

Committee adopts two General Comments: 
General Comment No. 22 : Right to sexual and reproductive health General
 General Comment No. 23 : Right to just and favourable conditions of work  

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