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Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Eliminating poverty and promoting human rights are inter-related objectives mentioned in many international treaties and commitments. The persistence of extreme poverty and the recurrence of violations of civil, cultural, economic, political, and social rights are mutually reinforcing. For this reason, a wide range of human rights standards are relevant to the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for extreme poverty. This is a non-exhaustive list of relevant international instruments and standards:

International human rights treaties

Other relevant international treaties

Regional instruments

International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions

Soft law documents


Sub commission resolutions