HRC35 Item 3: SR on Extreme Poverty

Human Rights Council – 35th session
Item 3: SR on Extreme Poverty

Thank you Mr. President,

Action Canada makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative.

We welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty which clearly articulates the ways in which poverty and economic insecurity threaten the enjoyment of human rights. The report is a clarion call to the human rights system to address with urgency the deepening of inequality and poverty as an integral part of promoting, protecting and fulfilling human rights. Ignoring this call creates a real and imminent risk that the majority of the world’s citizens will deem human rights as irrelevant to their lives.