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

Summary

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) was adopted by the UN GA in 1966. It requires economic, social, and cultural rights to Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories, and offers labor rights, the right to health, the right to education, and the right to an adequate standard of living. UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) monitors the Covenant for compliance.

Additional Rights of Children are addressed in Articles 10 and 13.

The ICESCR has one Optional Protocol associated.


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United Nations

Publication Date: 1966