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A/HRC/40/53: Cultural rights: tenth anniversary report - Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights


17 January 2019

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Cultural rights


To mark the tenth anniversary of the mandate on cultural rights and the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur provides an overview of the work of her mandate since its creation in 2009. She suggests strategies for advancing cultural rights during the next decade.

Learn more about the nature, issues at stake and challenges of cultural rights


The Special Rapporteur invited all relevant stakeholders to share with her their observations about the progress made in the implementation of those rights since the creation of the mandate. She invited their input on the outstanding challenges they face and priority issues for the next decade.

Note Verbale

Letter from the Special Rapporteur