|Title:||International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights|
|Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights|
|Entry Into Force Date:||1976-01-03|
|Description:||This Covenant is one of the basic documents contained in the International Bill of Human Rights. It was adopted and opened for signature by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of December 16, 1966. The document includes some of the following rights:1) right to food; 2) right to work; 3) right to housing; and 4) right to education.
This UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) site provides the text of the instrument, ratification information, declarations and reservations, and a link to the monitoring body. The text is also available in PDF.
|Legal Citation:||GA res. 2200A (XXI), 21 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 49, UN Doc. A/6316 (1966); 993 UNTS 3; 6 ILM 368 (1967)|
|Amended By:||Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights|
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|Document Creator:||United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights|
|Site Administrator:||Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights|