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12 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA (12 March 2018) - The Human Rights Committee this morning opened its one hundred and twenty-second session at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, hearing a video message by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, and an address by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. The session was opened jointly with the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

28 Apr 2011 description

BACKGROUND RELEASE

28 April 2011

Experts to Review Reports of Germany, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Turkey, and Yemen

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will meet at the Palais Wilson in Geneva from 2 to 20 May to examine measures taken by Germany, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Turkey and Yemen to comply with the standards of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

19 Nov 2010 description

GENEVA (19 November 2010) - A key UN human rights committee will adopt a statement* Friday - coinciding with World Toilet Day - which details massive problems relating to sanitation across the globe, and urging States to ensure that "everyone, without discrimination, has physical and affordable access to sanitation that is safe, hygienic, secure, socially and culturally acceptable, provides privacy and ensures dignity."

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights said sanitation is "a largely neglected topic," despite the fact that 2.6 billion people do not …