UN Poverty Expert Releases Report on Mission to the United States

Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Faculty Director and Co-Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, released the  official report on his fact-finding mission to the United States.

The report, which will be presented by the Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 21, offers a damning critique of the human rights situation of the more than 40 million Americans currently living in poverty.

Alston’s findings are based on his December 2017 tour of some of the most destitute areas of the United States including Skid Row in Los Angeles, rural Alabama and Appalachia, and post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.

Read the complete report here.


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