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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to review Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, Senegal, Slovakia, and Switzerland

GENEVA (1 October 2019) — The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is meeting in Geneva from 30 September to 18 October to review the following countries: Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, Senegal, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

The above are among the 170 States that are party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and so are reviewed regularly on how they are implementing it. The Committee will hold dialogues with delegations from the respective States and be briefed by a wide variety of stakeholders, including NGOs, national human rights institutions.

The public meetings will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/ and will take place in the ground floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva. A full schedule of the dialogues is available on-line https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1311&Lang=en. For media accreditation, please click here.

The recommended hashtag for the session will be #CESCR66 and more information, including reports submitted by the States under review, can be found on the session's Web page.

The Committee's findings on the countries reviewed, officially termed concluding observations, will be published here on 21 October 2019. 

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Background 

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 170 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. The Committee's concluding observations are an independent assessment of States' compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty. 

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