Action Plan

Objectives of the Action Plan:

  1. To institutionalize the issue of ESC rights in the IACHR by establishing the Office of the Special Rapporteur for ESC Rights.
  2. To continue monitoring, promoting, and protecting ESC rights in the Americas.
  3. To develop international standards for interpreting the Inter-American human rights instruments in relation to ESC rights; and to expand the case-law of the Inter-American system on these rights.
  4. To attain specialization of the Executive Secretariat with capacity-building on specific issues in the area of ESC rights.
  5. To advance in knowledge and analysis of emerging issues in the area.
  6. To ensure that ESC rights are considered in all of the work of the IACHR/OAS.
  7. To continue promoting the visibility of issues related to ESC rights in the Americas, and the work of the IACHR and its ESC Rights Unit.
  8. To continue exploring and generating avenues of collaboration with the various United Nations agencies, in particular with the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Labor Organization (ILO), among others.
  9. To continue exploring and generating avenues of collaboration with other regional agencies such as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), among others.