Can President Biden’s Infrastructure Bill help the US build back better on economic, social and cultural rights?

by Daniela Kyle, Universal Rights Group NYC Blog, Blog, New York City, Universal Rights Group NYC

On 10 August, the United States Senate approved the $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that had been proposed and supported by President Biden as the first phase in his Build Back Better agenda. The bill will be the largest long-term investment in American infrastructure in nearly a century, and is expected to make the American economy ‘more sustainable, resilient and just.’ The White House stated that …

OSLO+Digital – International support for the national implementation of UN human rights recommendations, including as a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Geneva Bajo la lupa: implementación nacional de normas universales, Policy reports, Reportes

On 9 and 10 June 2020, the Permanent Missions of Denmark and The Netherlands to the UN in Geneva, in cooperation with the Universal Rights Group (URG), convened a digital meeting of bilateral and multilateral development partners on how international cooperation could be better leveraged to support the national implementation of international human rights obligations and commitments, in particular in …

10 años de la revisión periódica universal

En 2005, Jefes de Estado de todo el mundo se reunieron en la Cumbre Mundial de las Naciones Unidas. En ella, decidieron crear el Consejo de Derechos Humanos y pidieron al Presidente de la Asamblea General de la ONU que entablara negociaciones para establecer su mandato, funciones, composición y métodos de trabajo. Uno de los resultados más importantes de las negociaciones llevadas a …

Towards the third cycle of the UPR: stick or twist?

by the URG team Instituciones, procesos y mecanismos de derechos humanos internacionales, Policy reports

Towards the third cycle of the UPR: stick or twist?

In 2005, Heads of State meeting at the UN’s World Summit resolved to create the Human Rights Council and asked the President of the General Assembly to begin negotiations to establish its mandate, functions, composition and working methods. One of the defining outcomes of those negotiations would be the decision to establish, as a central pillar of the Council’s work, …