COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of 18 independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties. The Committee was established under ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 to carry out the monitoring functions assigned to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Part IV of the Covenant.

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Ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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

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See the maps on ratifications (PDF) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights or its Optional Protocol.

Upcoming Events

Day of general discussion on land, 14 October 2019, Palais des Nations, room XVII. Registration starts on 1 August 2019

66th session of CESCR, opening on 30 September 2019, Palais Wilson, ground floor conference room. Registration starts on 1 August 2019
Deadline for submissions: 6 September 2019

65th PSWG of CESCR (private meeting), opening on 21 October 2019. Deadline for submissions: 26 August 2019

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