CESR: Twenty Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy
Vienna at 20: Renewing strategies for economic and social justice (Geneva May 29-30, 2013)
An international meeting in Geneva in May 2013, staged in parallel to the Human Rights Council (HRC) sessions, took stock of progress in implementing the economic and social rights commitments of the Vienna Agenda and key trends likely to influence realization in decades to come. The event was framed around the four key themes detailed below.

Taking stock of progress

Leading figures of the economic and social rights and development fields reflect on the progress made in the economic and social rights field over the past 20 years and the contribution of CESR to social justice struggles and development in the field.

Twenty Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy


On 4 February 2013 CESR and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice hosted a panel event in New York University examining progress in the field of economic and social rights over the last two decades and exploring challenges that lie ahead. The event heard from leading figures associated with CESR on the advances that have been made in the field and how strategies have evolved to tackle new and emerging problems. A video recording of the meeting can be viewed below. The discussion begins after a short introductory clip presenting the Center's achievements and current work.

Speakers: Philip Alston, Alicia Ely Yamin, Manuel José Cepeda, Irene Khan, Chris Jochnick, Carin Norberg, Ignacio Saiz.