UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights works to elucidate the relationship between human rights and poverty. In each calendar year, the Special Rapporteur:

Through these specific outputs, the Special Rapporteur seeks to influence agenda-setting and policy-making at both the national and international levels, and give a higher profile to these issues through contributions to public debate, publications, and advocacy.

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Thematic Areas

Since he was appointed in June 2014, Professor Alston has stressed the importance of relying on a human rights based approach when confronting extreme poverty. The Special Rapporteur has focused on the following thematic areas:

For a more complete archive of news and documents relating to Professor Alston’s period as mandate holder, visit the Center’s searchable Document Center and News Archive.

Recent News
Press Coverage
November 14, 2018
It took a UN envoy to hear how austerity is destroying lives
The Guardian
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Press Coverage
November 14, 2018
Shut out of society, young Londoners talk to UN poverty envoy
The Guardian
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Press Coverage
November 13, 2018
London women tell UN poverty envoy about impact of welfare cuts
The Guardian
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Recent Documents
Press Releases and Statements
November 16, 2018
UN Special Rapporteur End of Mission Statement on the United Kingdom
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Press Releases and Statements
November 16, 2018
UN Special Rapporteur Press Release on Conclusion of Visit to the United Kingdom
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Press Releases and Statements
October 19, 2018
UN Poverty Expert Warns against Tsunami of Unchecked Privatisation
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Philip Alston
CHRGJ Faculty Director & Co-Chair
John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law
UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Christiaan van Veen
Senior Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Anna Bulman
Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
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Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Project
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Initiative on Inequality, the Global Economy, and Human Rights
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