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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties. The Committee was established under ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 to carry out the monitoring functions assigned to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Part IV of the Covenant.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially within two years of accepting the Covenant and thereafter every five years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.  Website: www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cescr/
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Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Initial reports of States parties due in 1990 : Gambia

6 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : consideration of reports submitted by States parties in accordance with article 16 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Replies by the Government of Madagascar to the List of Issues (E/C.12/MDG/Q/2) to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the second periodic report of Madagascar concerning the rights referred to in articles 1–15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/MDG/2)

20 August 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Cambodia

12 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Australia

12 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant [on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights] : concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Nicaragua

28 November 2008 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

The world food crisis : statement

20 May 2008 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : consideration of reports submitted by States parties in accordance with article 16 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Replies by the Government of Bolivia to the list of issues (E/C.12/BOL/Q/2) to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the combined second, third and fourth periodic reports of Bolivia concerning the rights referred to in articles 1-15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/BOL/2)

30 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant [on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights] : concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Nepal

16 January 2008 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

General Comment No. 12: The Right to Adequate Food (Art. 11 of the Covenant)

12 May 1999 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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