Kieran Fitzpatrick, Director of the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, discusses CESR's contribution to the work of APF members.
As talks over the future global development agenda ramp up, former High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson discusses the role climate justice and economic and social rights must play in securing a just and sustainable future.
CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz addresses the United Nations Thematic Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015 Framewor. Ignacio's presentation begins at 34'08"
This short video presents some of the Center for Economic and Social Rights' milestone achievements since it was founded in 1993, and highlights our continuing work to achieve social justice through human rights. CESR works to promote social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity, justice and sometimes life, we seek to uphold the universal human rights of every human being to education, health, food, water, housing, work, and other economic, social and cultural rights essential to human dignity.
On 4 February 2013, CESR and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice hosted a panel event and reception in NYU's Faculty of Law to celebrate 20 years of economic and social rights advocacy and take stock of the challenges still facing the human rights movement in making these rights a reality.
Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, talks to CESR about progress and setbacks for economic and social rights over the past two decades. In this interview she discusses the Millennium Development Goals and challenges emanating from the 'War on Terror'
United Nations Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region and former High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson talks to CESR about the anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and the post-2015 development agenda.
On 22 October 2013, CESR and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute hosted a conversation with Dr. Magdalena Sepúlveda, Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, and Professor Olivier de Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. With most of the current mandate holders focusing on economic, social and cultural rights due to complete their terms in 2014, the discussion was a timely opportunity for civil society organizations, practitioners, academics and students to share views on how these unique mechanisms can better achieve their goals.
On September 24 CESR, together with its partners IBON International and Amnesty International, organized a side event athe the United Nations in New York to push for the proper inclusion of human rights in the post-2015 development framework. This event, which enjoyed the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the permanent missions of Finland and Argentina to the United Nations, took place as the General Assembly met to discuss a process for agreeing the new development agenda. This video includes highlights from presentations at the side event.
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