Paris, 7 June 2021
As we face an unprecedented pandemic crisis around the world, we hope that you, your families, and the communities supported by our partner organizations are safe and healthy.
The impact of Covid -19 on economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) is devastating. This difficult period has highlighted the urgent need to make ESCR a reality for all in the world. It has shown the importance for States to put in place social protection and inclusive benefits to ensure a minimum decent income for those who do cannot work due to illness, medical isolation, or quarantine.
The pandemic has also reaffirmed our commitment to promote and defend the rights to health, water, social protection, education, work, and all other economic, social and cultural rights, which many still do not consider as human rights.
Our 2020 annual report looks back on our actions to make economic, social and cultural rights a reality for all.
Take good care of yourselves and your loved ones.
Thank you for your support. We welcome your reflections and engagement.
Karine Appy and Seynabou Benga - President and Director