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Day of General Discussion on General Comment on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustainable Development

24 February 2023 from 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00-18:00 Central European Time.

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is currently in the process of developing a General Comment on economic, social and cultural rights and sustainable development. In that regard, a Day of General Discussion with select experts and mandate holders will take place during the CESCR’s 73rd session (13 February to 03 March 2023) on 24 February 2023 from 10:00 -13:00 and 15:00-18:00.

Relevant experts will participate in panels throughout the day with slots allocated for non-panellist participants to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

The updated program can be found here. The Discussion Day is also broadcast on UN Web TV.

Practical information

The format of the Discussion Day is hybrid, so participation can be in online or in-person. Prior registration through Indico is mandatory for both types of participation.

  • Request for online registration: Participants will a link to join the meeting in ZOOM platform with a guideline. Please note this link may be sent only a few days prior to the Discussion Day.
  • Request for in-person registration: When accreditation has been  validated, an email with a QR code will be sent to collect the entry badge.


The Discussion Day will  have  translation from 10.00-12.00 and from 15.00-17.00 in all six official United Nations languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).

There is no translation from 12.00-13.00 and 17.00-18.00


Palais Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
PW/0-0 - PW-0-0 - Palais Wilson ground floor

Discussion Day on General Comment on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustainable Development

Registration for this event is currently open.