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COMMITTE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

General Discussion Days

The Committee devotes regularly one day of its session to a general discussion of a particular right or of a particular aspect of the Covenant. The purpose is threefold: such a general discussion assists the Committee in developing in greater depth its understanding of the relevant issues; it enables the Committee to encourage inputs into its work from all interested parties; and helps the Committee to lay the basis for a future general comment.


Previous days of general discussion held by the CESCR



Title Year Summary Records
The right to sexual and reproductive health (arts. 10 & 12) 2010 E/C.12/2010/SR.49
E/C.12/2010/SR.50
Non-discrimination and economic, social and cultural rights (art. 2, §2) 2008 E/C.12/2008/SR.48
The right to take part in cultural life (art. 15, §1(a) 2008 E/C.12/2008/SR.17
E/C.12/2008/SR.18
The right to social security (art. 9) 2006 E/C.12/2006/SR.21
E/C.12/2006/SR.22
The right to work (art. 6) 2003 E/C.12/2003/SR.50
E/C.12/2003/SR.51
Equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights (art. 3) 2002 E/C.12/2002/SR.19
E/C.12/2002/SR.20
International consultation on economic, social and cultural rights in development activities of international institutions, organized in cooperation with the High Council for International Cooperation (France) 2001 E/C.12/2001/SR.22
The right of everyone to benefit from the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author (art. 15 §1 (c)) 2000 E/C.12/2000/SR.76
E/C.12/2000/SR.77
The right to education (arts. 13 & 14) 1998 E/C.12/1998/SR.49
E/C.12/1998/SR.50
Globalization and its impact on the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights 1998 E/C.12/1998/SR.20
E/C.12/1998/SR.21
The normative content of the right to food 1997 E/C.12/1997/SR.46
E/C.12/1997/SR.47
A draft optional protocol to the Covenant 1996 1995 E/C.12/1995/SR.50
E/C.12/1996/SR.19

E/C.12/1996/SR.20
E/C.12/1996/SR.47
E/C.12/1996/SR.48
E/C.12/1995/SR.50
The interpretation and practical application of the obligations incumbent on States parties 1995 E/C.12/1995/SR.21 E/C.12/1995/SR.22
Human rights education and public information activities 1994 E/C.12/1994/SR.48   E/C.12/1994/SR.49
The role of social safety nets 1994 10th session
The right to health (art. 12) 1993 E/C.12/1993/SR.41 E/C.12/1993/SR.42
The right of the ageing and elderly 1993 E/C.12/1993/SR.12
The right to take part in cultural life (art. 15 1 (a)) 1992 E/C.12/1992/SR.17 E/C.12/1992/SR.18
Economic and social indicators 1991 6th session
The right to housing 1990 4th session
The right to food 1989 3rd session
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