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09 May 2023
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The Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Ms. Attiya Waris wishes to thank States, civil society organizations and networks, NHRIs, academic institutions, think tanks, businesses, international organizations, individuals and other stakeholders for the continued engagement with this mandate. She launches the process of gathering inputs from States and other stakeholders to inform her thematic report on “Multiple crisis, fiscal systems and human rights”. The report will be presented at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in October 2023.
In her annual thematic report to the UN General Assembly, 78th session, the Independent Expert on debt, other international financial obligations and human rights, Ms. Attiya Waris, will address the links between multiple crises, fiscal systems and human rights.
The world is facing a situation of multiple crises, referring to crises of different nature taking place simultaneously across multiple countries or even globally. Some of these crises refer to foreign debt (debt servicing obligations, fiscal austerity), socio-economic (recession, supply side shocks, depreciation of currencies, inflation, bankruptcy, oil price hike, unemployment, poverty, inequalities, and illicit financial flows), health (COVID-19), environment (climate change and food insecurity), socio-political (armed conflicts and political instability) and human rights (gender, race, indigenous communities, minorities and other groups in vulnerable situations).
To facilitate the reception of inputs, the Independent Expert prepared a list of key information which she considers essential for the report. The list could be answered entirely or partially according to the expertise and experience of those actors willing to contribute to the Report. Please find the list of topics here (please refer to the number of the question in your response):
Interventions for a rights-based economy
On ensuring human rights
All submissions will be published on the website of the mandate. Non-state actors could request the confidentiality of the submission.
Civil Society Organizations