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NEW! Call for input: The next mandate report to the UN General Assembly in October 2019 will be on the human rights impacts, especially on those living in poverty, of the introduction of digital technologies in the implementation of national social protection systems. The Special Rapporteur has issued a call for input, with submissions due by 17 May 2019.

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