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CESR's Niko Lusiani addresses the UN, setting out the criteria of a 'Human Rights Litmus Test' for post-2015 sustainable development proposals.
CESR has urged the UN Committee tasked with devising a post-2015 development financing strategy to tackle the fiscal injustices undermining sustainable development and human rights.
CESR contributes to United Nations discussions on monitoring and accountability in the post-2015 development agenda.
The private sector is threatening to drown out civil society's demands for a human rights-based sustainable development framework.
Member states at the Open-Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals have reiterated the call for human rights to be a foundation stone of the post-2015 agenda.
The human rights framework can provide operational principles and standards of conduct to ensure the post-2015 development plan delivers on its promises.
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.
A new Beyond-2015 paper co-cordinated by CESR explains that just and effective governance must become a central pillar of any future global development framework.
The new global development framework must be grounded in the universal and pre-existing set of human rights norms, standards and operational principles.
CESR Researcher Allison Corkery has contributed a chapter to the new UNDP publication 'Accelerating Achievement of MDGs by Ways and Means of Economic and Social Rights'.
In June, a High Level Panel will be convened by the United Nations to take the lead in framing a proposed set of successor goals to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are to be adopted by 2015, when the MDGs officially expire. Human rights should be the organizing framework for the new development agenda.
The decision-makers gathered in Brazil did commit to establishing a set of Sustainable Development Goals, with the United Nations General Assembly to appoint a group of 30 experts by September to design the new “SDGs”.
As the dust settles on a disappointing Rio+20 conference, the CESR blog explains why human rights norms and standards can and must inform the future course of global development.
New primer to enable more effective monitoring of economic, social and cultural rights in the East African country.
A new CESR review of the latest MDG data finds progress has been too slow even to meet the MDGs' modest 2015 targets.
Guest briefing written for CESR by author Rick Rowden.
Input needed for UN Secretary General report on economic crisis and its impact on the world's most vulnerable people
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.
Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Report, March 2003.
During July 2021, CESR undertook a number of advocacy activities as part of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).