united states

King, Keynes and Obama’s legacy at the IMF
by Niko Lusiani
January 20th, 2013
Blog: As the US marks Martin Luther King Day, CESR Senior Researcher Niko Lusiani calls for the iconic leader's social justice vision to be remembered in contemporary social and economic policy.
As protest pressure builds, CESR joins letter to US Congress
October 19th, 2011
As protests over the conduct of the financial sector spread around the world, public anger over bank bailouts and regressive spending cuts shows no sign of abating. Against this backdrop, CESR has joined an initiative demanding that America’s political leaders uphold basic human rights and dignity in its budget decisions.
CESR at the UN: the United States' human rights obligations (video).
by Kevin Donegan
December 16th, 2010
The obligation of every government is to protect, respect, and fulfill economic and social rights. Watch CESR's comments and those of our allies about the United States' responsibilities.
How the U.S. defended its human rights record before the United Nations
by Maria Jose Eva
November 9th, 2010
The U.S. government presents its human rights record to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
CESR to co-host event on U.S. human rights record at the UN
by Kevin Donegan
October 25th, 2010
November 5 in Geneva: "Building Foundations for Freedom from Want in the Land of Plenty"
Tackling Income Inequality in the United States through Financial Literacy Programs
by Victoria Wisniewski Otero
July 6th, 2010
The income gap between whites and blacks more than quadrupled between 1984 and 2007, and a quarter of black families have no assets at all.
U.S. Must Change Position on Economic and Social Rights
by Ignacio Saiz, Executive Director
May 6th, 2010
Successive governments have seen health, education, housing and other social goods as market commodities rather than as rights which the state has the duty to respect, protect and fulfill.