The Monitoring Working Group builds persuasive evidence for ESCR advocacy, for the purpose of ensuring that States and other key actors act in accordance with their human rights obligations. It does so by facilitating mutual learning and knowledge-sharing, deepening critical analysis and coordinating collective action to advance the realization of human rights in practice.

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Who we are

The Monitoring Working Group is composed of approximately 40 NGOs, networks, individual advocates and academics from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin and North Americas, working towards effective monitoring of economic, social and cultural rights through using a variety of innovative tools, methods and approaches. The Working Group is guided by the members of the Steering Committee listed below. For a complete list of the ESCR-Net members participating in the Monitoring Working Group, please click here. For more information or any questions, please contact the ESCR-Net Secretariat at