United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston met with UNSG Ban Ki-Moon Friday


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Philip Alston (Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights)

CHRGJ Faculty Director, Professor Philip Alston met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday in his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights to discuss matters related to his human rights mandate.

Professor Alston was appointed as Special Rapporteur by the Human Rights Council in 2014. As Rapporteur, he undertakes the tasks of (1) conducting research and analysis to be presented in separate thematic reports to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly; (2) undertaking country visits and reporting on the situation in those countries in relation to the concerns of the mandate; (3) sending letters to governments and other relevant entities in situations in which violations of human rights of people living in extreme poverty are alleged to have taken place. For more information on his UN mandate, see the following.