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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

United Nations International Human Rights Instruments and Resources Conventions/Treaties United Nations 16 December 1966 Convention/treaty human rights, social and economic rights

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The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966, and in force from 3 January 1976. It commits its parties to work toward the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) to individuals, including labour rights and the right to health, the right to education, and the right to an adequate standard of living. The Covenant is monitored by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The committee has issued CESCR General Comment 5 on Persons with Disabilities and General Comment 14 on The Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health.

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