United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

Comité des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels
Comité de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales

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History

3 May 1978, by decision 1978/10 of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as Sessional Working Group on the Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Composition, organization and administrative arrangements modified and name changed to Sessional Working Group of Governmental Experts on the Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 6 May 1982, by resolution 1982/33. Current name adopted under ECOSOC resolution 1985/17, 28 May 1985. Comes within the framework of United Nations (UN), functioning under International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Based at United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Aims

Monitor implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; examine individual complaints and conduct enquiries under optional protocol procedures; adopt General Comments (interpretations) on articles of the Covenant.

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Activities

Monitoring/evaluation.

Structure

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 185 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Social
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Culture
    • Culture
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E0199

Last News Received

3. Jul 2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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