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

18.12.2020 | Human Rights and Development | Media Center

UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & HR, Olivier De Schutter

Report & "Speaking of poverty, differently" Video


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17.12.2020 | Peace and Security Policy, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Media Center

Publication & Podcast Series “Building Back Better: A Call for Courage”


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Events

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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Thursday, 25.03.2021 - Thursday, 25.03.2021 - 3.30pm, Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

JOIN! 25 March | Promoting gender justice in the transition to renewable energy

Activists, women human rights defenders, community leaders and experts were joined on March 25th to the online roundtable on Promoting gender justice…


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Wednesday, 24.03.2021 - 14.00pm - 16.00pm, Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Human Rights Institutions and the Implementation of the Paris Agreement

High-level session of the Human Rights and Climate Change Geneva Dialogues


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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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