United Nations Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Posted on 11 March 2014

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The Covenant is a United Nations human rights instrument ratified by the UK government in 1976. The purpose of the Covenant is to 'progressively achieve the full realization of economic, social and cultural rights by the State parties to the Covenant'.

The Covenant places obligations on the Government in a number of areas of life relevant to everyone. These include access to employment, fair wages, equal pay for men and women, eradication of inequalities in health and education, maternity and paternity rights, family life, cultural and religious freedoms and many more.

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