Notable Developments

Open Letter to G20 Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors and the IMF: CSOs call for issuance of more SDRs and fairer distribution

Due to the rules governing the distribution of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), more than US$400 billion of last year's US$ 650 billion issuance went to advanced economies who didn't need them. A group of CSOs including ISER are therefore calling for a new allocation of SDRs with fairer distribution to help tackle the global crises; a speedy and sizable rechanneling of the earlier allocation from advanced to developing countries; and that substantial changes be made to the Resilience and Sustainability Trust, the IMF’s new instrument to channel SDRs.

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UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) decries racial discrimination in global COVID-19 vaccine access

A Press Statement jointly released by a group of civil society organisations following a statement released by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) decrying racial discrimination in global COVID-19 vaccine access. The CERD's statement is available at https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CERD/Shared%20Documents/1_Global/INT_CERD_SWA_9548_E.pdf

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Frequently Asked Questions on national digital ID (Ndaga Muntu) case

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding a case filed before the High Court of Uganda on how the national digital ID in Uganda, commonly known as Ndaga Muntu, has become an exclusionary barrier that violates women’s right to health and older persons’ right to social security. The case was filed on 25th April 2022 by three civil society organisations—the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), Unwanted Witness (UW), and the Health Equity and Policy Initiative (HEAPI)— on behalf of affected persons.

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ISER's Press Statement: National digital ID (Ndaga Muntu) case

A Press Statement issued by ISER following the filing of a case before the High Court of Uganda on how the national digital ID in Uganda, commonly known as Ndaga Muntu, has become an exclusionary barrier that violates women’s right to health and older persons’ right to social security. The case was jointly filed on 25th April 2022 by three civil society organisations—the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), Unwanted Witness (UW), and the Health Equity and Policy Initiative (HEAPI)— on behalf of affected persons.

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ISER's Oral Statement to 71st Ordinary Session of African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

An oral statement delivered by ISER during the 71st Ordinary Session of African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights.

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Reclaim Public Health Services for a Healthier Planet and Green Economic Recovery - ISER's statement on World Health Day

In commemoration of World Health Day 2022, ISER calls upon government and all development partners to adequately fund public health services for a green just recovery.

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ISER' Statement at the 39th Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

A Statement delivered by ISER on 21st March during the 39th Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACER

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Civil society groups celebrate IFC's divestment from profit-driven school chain Bridge International Academies

A Joint Press Statement by Civil society groups celebrating the World Bank's divestment from profit-driven school chain Bridge International Academies

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