Human Rights and Development

The list of challenges to human rights in the 21st century is long. Climate change threatens fundamental human rights, such as the right to food, water or adequate housing. Austerity measures sacrifice the public’s right to social security, health and work in an attempt to balance state budgets. Global supply chains exacerbate the challenge to hold businesses accountable to their obligations to protect the rights of workers, consumers and local communities affected by their actions. Through close collaboration with OHCHR, the Treaty Body System, Special Rapporteurs and civil society we work to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights through the United Nations system.

Media

22.11.2021 | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Media Center

Portraits of a Feminist Energy Transition

Video Series


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11.11.2021 | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Media Center

The Persistence of Poverty

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights


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Events

Monday, 18.10.2021 - Online, 15.00pm - 16.00pm GMT+2/CEST | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Virtual Briefing for Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations on the Creation of a New UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change

On 8 October 2021, the Human Rights Council, at the end of its 48th session, established a Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human…


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Tuesday, 12.10.2021 - 14.00 pm - 15:30 pm, hybrid format (Online/ Maison de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland) | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Thematic Session at the 2021 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform: “Environment and Human Rights - How do National Human Rights Actors Address this Link and How do They Engage with Geneva-Based International Mechanisms? “

The FES Geneva office, together with UNEP, CIEL, Earthjustice, Geneva Environment Network and Franciscans International is co-sponsoring a panel on…


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Tuesday, 05.10.2021 - Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Expert Seminar: Building Back Better – With Human Rights and SDGS at the Centre. The Role of United Nations Special Procedures (SPs) and Treaty Bodies (TBs).

This expert seminar invited UN special procedures mandate holders, treaty body members as well as OHCHR staff and NGO representatives to discuss…


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Publications

Billard Schachter, Clémence; Mingrone, Francesca

Un rapporteur spécial de l'ONU sur les droits de l'homme et les changements climatiques?

Perspectives régionales
Berlin, 2021

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Billard Schachter, Clémence; Mingrone, Francesca

Un relator especial de la ONU sobre los derechos humanos y el cambio climático?

Perspectives régionales
Berlin, 2021

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Billard Schachter, Clémence; Mingrone, Francesca

A UN special rapporteur on human rights & climate change?

Regional perspectives
Berlin, 2021

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Contact

Contact

Ira Gibson

Program Officer
Human Rights and Development

igibson(at)fes-geneva.org

Salome Lienert

Program Officer
Human Rights and Development

slienert(at)fes-geneva.org

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