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Media: New factsheet "Human Rights in Times of Austerity" received coverage from at least thirty Brazilian publications and websites in the past month. 
October 19, 2009
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Center of Concern are hosting a parallel event to the 64th UN General Assembly session on 26 October 2009, in NYC.
October 15, 2009
Malawi cuts child malnutrition by 73 percent in just six years
September 20, 2009
Once operational, this new international mechanism will provide victims of economic, social and cultural rights violations who are not able to get an effective remedy in their domestic legal system with tangible legal options for redress.
September 8, 2009
An article in Foreign Policy demonstrates how Equatorial Guinea's oil is hurting rather than helping
August 27, 2009
The OECD reports that recent economic growth has benefited the rich much more than the poor.
August 20, 2009
The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold the 2009 Social Forum from 31 August to 2 September.
August 13, 2009
Egypt made its first arrest of someone to violate its complete ban of female genital mutiliation/cutting (FGM/C), Al Arabiya reports.
August 12, 2009
The launch lecture on 1 September 2009 of UNCTAD's 2009 Trade and Development Report will feature "Responding to the Global Crisis and "Climate Change Mitigation and Development".
August 9, 2009
The G20 has requested a comprehensive report from the UN Secretary General on the impact the global financial crisis has had and is having on the poor and most vulnerable around the world.
August 4, 2009
The NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) has launched a petition in support of the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR