Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on her Mission to Mongolia (A /HRC/23/3 6/Add.2)
The Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights conducted an official visit to Mongolia from 3 to 7 December 2012, during which she collected first-hand information on the situation of people living in extreme poverty and on the impact of key policies relating to poverty alleviation and development in the country.
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur outlines the general challenges facing Mongolia in implementing measures to tackle poverty and ensuring the rights of those living in poverty in the country. The Special Rapporteur highlights the particular difficulties encountered by the most vulnerable groups affected by extreme poverty along with the challenges preventing them their full enjoyment of rights. Particular attention is given to the right to social protection, to access adequate housing and to access justice. The Special Rapporteur is concerned that despite the impressive growth rate in recent years economic prosperity has not been inclusive. There is a high level of inequality at a time when the country is experiencing a major economic boom. The report recognizes the important steps already taken by the new Government to implement poverty reduction measures and highlights a number of recommendations for consideration by all stakeholders.
States parties to major human rights instruments related to economic, social and cultural rights such as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) have an immediate minimum core obligation to ensure the satisfaction of, at the very least, minimum essential levels of all economic, social and cultural rights such as the right […]