Millennium Development Goals
A new global development agenda to replace the MDGs will be hammered out at the UN General Assembly this September. It is critical that the international community avoid the shortcomings of the current MDG process by anchoring the new framework in human rights.
Rights in Crisis
The current global economic crisis has shown how politics and flawed policies exacerbate poverty, inequality and deprivation. CESR is working to make sure human rights principles are integrated into recovery measures.
The OPERA Framework
CESR is pleased to present the OPERA Framework - a simple yet comprehensive process to analyze the obligation to fulfill economic and social rights. It is complemented by a useful case study entitled 'Assessing fiscal policies from a human rights perspective'.
High Level Panel recommendations fall short of the human rights litmus test
Statement: CESR responds to the recent report delivered by the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda, which will feed into the design of the future development framework.Read More »
Who Will Be Accountable? Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Publication: A new publication by CESR and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights explains that incorporation of accountability will be fundamental to post-2015 development agenda.Read More »
A Matter of Justice: securing human rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda
Briefing: A new CESR publication argues that the human rights framework can provide operational principles and standards of conduct to ensure the post-2015 development plan delivers on its promises.Read More »
Major advance for social justice as 'OP' comes into force
Blog: On May 5 the long-awaited Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights finally entered into force.Read More >>
Financial crisis deepens: will the lessons be learnt?
In this guest posting Martin Khor, Executive Director of The South Centre, examines the unfolding crisis in Cyprus and asks whether the lessons of the past will ever be learnt.Read More >>
UN conference hears resounding call for human rights-based governance post-2015
Blog: The need for more just forms of governance took center-stage at the UN Thematic Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015 Framework in Johannesburg last week.Read More >>
Twenty Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy
On 4 February 2013, CESR and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice hosted a panel event and reception in NYU celebrating 20 years of economic and social rights advocacy.Go to video page »