Welcome to the website of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston. Navigate the menu above to learn more about the work of the Special Rapporteur as he investigates and advises on human rights and poverty around the world.

Call for submissions: The Special Rapporteur is currently accepting submissions ahead of his visit to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in March 2019, details here.

Call for input: The Special Rapporteur is seeking input for his project on economic and social rights which is expanding the Recognition, Institutionalization and Accountability (RIA) Framework. The call for input is open until 29 March 2019 and available here.

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The Special Rapporteur is interviewed in Old Fadama, Ghana 2018. © Anna Bulman 2018

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