UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

The Community Law Centre (CLC), University of the Western Cape, with the generous support of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), is collaborating with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona in order to strengthen the work of her mandate.

The collaboration is aimed at ensuring that African experiences on extreme poverty are reflected in the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Also, the collaboration seeks to ensure that an African perspective is reflected in the drafting of the Guiding Principles on Poverty and Human Rights and other reports prepared by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty.


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UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights launches first official visit to Guinea-Bissau
Author: jacob
Published: Feb 27, 2014

GENEVA / BISSAU (21 February 2014) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Magdalena Sepúlveda will undertake an official visit to Guinea-Bissau from 24 February to 1 March 2014 to collect first-hand information on the situation of people living in extreme poverty and to assess the initiatives taken by the authorities to improve their situation.

Country Visit: Mozambique
Author: jacob
Published: Oct 21, 2013

The UN Special Rapporteur most recent African country visit, in April 2013 was in Mozambique. The final report is not available yet.