OP-ICESCR / Activities and Actions

Take Action on 10 December 2013 – International Human Rights Day!

We encourage you to take action during December as the Human Rights Month!

Dear friends,

Here are some ideas for actions to advance the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic...

Call for Action to civil society in ECOSOC member countries to get involved in the elections process of the members of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Coalition of NGO-s for an Optional...

The NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol to the ICESCR is working to ensure the prompt entry into force and implementation of the Optional Protocol. The NGO Coalition is seeking the involvement of organizations and individual partners willing to support the OP...

Action Circular in the occasion of December 10th:

The NGOs Coalition for the ratification of the OP-ICESCR calls on all partners to take action this December. We will use December 10th to call for global mobilization for OP ratification. We need to strengthen our pressure on governments...

View the final report from the session on OP-ICESCR ratification organized as a part of the Social Rights Litigation Workshop held in South Africa on 12-14 March 2012.

December 10th of 2011, Human Rights Day, marks the third anniversary of the adoption of the Optional Protocol to International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights at the UN general Assembly.

This paper   presents the NGO Coalition's views regarding key provisions of the OP ICESCR that it considers should be reflected in the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Committee) Rules of Procedure related to individual communications.     

Statement by Navanethem Pillay, United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights during the signing ceremony of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, held in New York on September 29, 2009.