Update from Geneva: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the UN Human Rights Council, Fall 2015

September 2015

The 30th session of the Human Rights Council dealt with ESC and related rights issues such as: enforced or involuntary disappearances and economic, social and cultural rights; safe drinking water and sanitation; the education of girls; hazardous substances and wastes; indigenous peoples; capacity-building in public health against pandemics; human rights of peasants and persons working in rural areas; and the right to development.

We thank Alissa Noemie Ghils for her great work in assisting the Global Initiative for ESCR at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council and for authoring this version of our periodic Update from Geneva.

For a detailed report on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council see HERE.