Guaranteeing the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for All
As the richest nation in the history of the world, we should be setting the standards for economic and social rights globally. Not only are we failing to lead, we are falling behind as one of the few countries that have not confirmed our commitment to economic, social and cultural rights. It is time that we join 170 nations and ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
This bill instructs the executive branch to re-initiate ratification processes for the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The ICESCR states that all persons have the right to work, fair and just conditions of work, social security, an adequate standard of living, including adequate food, clothing, housing, and healthcare.