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

12.07.2021 | 2021, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Media Center

Building Back Better: Factoring in Migrant Workers

Migrant workers and the post-COVID world


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| 2021, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Media Center

Human Rights Council 16th Meeting, 47th Regular Session: Suggestion of a Global Fund for Social Protection

Watch the video with SR Olivier de Schutter's statement


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Events

Thursday, 15.07.2021 - 15.30pm - 16.30pm, Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Towards the Creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change

Briefing on the June/July 2021 Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC47)


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Wednesday, 14.07.2021 - 16.00pm - 17.30pm (GVA time), Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Women’s Participation in the Renewable Energy Transition- Policy Dialogue, Sharing Knowledge and Mutual Learning Event

Organised by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), OXFAM Mexico and with the support of the FES Geneva office,…


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Monday, 26.04.2021 - Thursday, 13.05.2021 - Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Training Course for NHRIs on International Human Rights Mechanisms

The FES in cooperation with its partners the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) and the Office of the High Commissioner…


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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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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Geneva Office

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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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