The measurement and elimination of global poverty and inequalities

UNU-WIDER is represented at the Workshop on promoting and protecting economic, social, and cultural rights within the context of addressing inequalities in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic 6–8 February by senior research fellow Rachel M. Gisselquist. The workshop is organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHCR) in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 49/19

Dr. Gisselquist shares key research findings from two of UNU-WIDER's research projects during a panel discussion on the Measurement and elimination of global poverty and inequalities. Research from the Addressing group-based inequalities project and from The impact of inequality on growth, human development, and governance project feed into the discussion.


Session 3: Measurement and elimination of global poverty and inequalities
•    Mr. Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights 
•    Mr. Jose Antonio Cuesta Leiva, Lead Economist, The World Bank 
•    Mr. Robert Walker, Beijing Normal University and Professor Emeritus and Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
•    Ms. Rachel Gisselquist, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
•    Mr. Carlos María Correa, Executive Director of South Centre
•    Ms. Lena Simet, Senior Researcher on Poverty and Inequality, Human Rights Watch

Moderator: Ms. Lubna Qassim Mohamed Yousouf Albastaki, Deputy Permanent Representative, United Arab Emirates