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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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An international treaty created in view of the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of the United Nations. It sets out a series of norms and standards pertaining specifically to challenges of inequality, employment, poverty alleviation and the right to inherent dignity. The South African cabinet has approved South Africa's decision to ratify this document.