UN Special Rapporteur

UN Report: Freedom of Association Key to Democracy

Freedom of peaceful assembly and association lie at the core of any functioning democratic system, according to a report by the new Annalisa Ciampi, the new United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. “It is the combination of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and… [READ MORE]

Maina Kiai Receives AFL-CIO Human Rights Award

Describing United Nations Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai as “an effective watchdog against crackdowns of freedom of association and assembly,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka presented Kiai with the 2016 AFL-CIO George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award. “Maina inspires the advocates and workers who struggle to defend, to maintain and to grow the institutions of civil societies… [READ MORE]

Share Your Views on Worker Rights with the United Nations

Update: The survey is now available in Spanish and French. La encuesta está disponible en francés y español. L’enquête est disponible en français et espagnol. The United Nations Special Rapporteur is partnering with the Solidarity Center to research a report on the links between the political, social, and economic exclusion of workers, their associations and trade… [READ MORE]