​​Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

What are economic, social and cultural rights?


Frequently Asked Questions on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Fact Sheet No. 33

Economic, social and cultural rights include the rights to adequate food, to adequate housing, to education, to health, to social security, to take part in cultural life, to water and sanitation, and to work.

For more information, please consult:

Frequently Asked Questions on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Fact Sheet #33
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Report:


Report of the High Commissioner on COVID-19 vaccines

High Commissioner’s report on the realization of the right to work

Youth and the right to work

High Commissioner's report on early warning and economic, social and cultural rights

High Commissioner's report on the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in conflict

Toolkits on specific rights:


Key concepts on the economic, social and cultural rights


WFP and Timor Education Ministry Provide Meals to Schoolchildren © UN Photo/Martine Perret
 © UN photo/Martine Perret

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HRC Intersessional panel discussion on the right to social security 1 November

International Standards


Economic, social and cultural rights are protected under various international and regional treaties as well as in national constitutions. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is the most comprehensive treaty which provides protection of these rights at international level.

Status of ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Map of status of ratifications 

Contact


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