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Source: Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs On October 12, 2020, the federal government submitted its interim report as part of the sixth state reporting procedure on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESC Pact) to the United Nations Committee of Experts (ESC Committee) for the United Nations shows that Germany has made significant progress in the areas of care, child poverty and the right to housing since 2016. The reform of nursing education, the expansion of the child allowance as well as the benefits for education and participation or the financial support for social housing have noticeably improved people’s everyday lives. the right to non-discrimination and equal treatment between men and women, the right to just and favorable working conditions, the right to social security, the right to health and the right to education. Germany ratified the pact in 1973. A total of 171 states have acceded to it. Every five years, Germany is obliged to submit a state report to the ESC Committee on the implementation of the rights guaranteed in the Pact. In 2020, the Federal Government was asked for the first time to report in an interim report on the status of the implementation of some selected recommendations (care, child poverty and right to housing), which the WSK Committee submitted to Germany in its concluding remarks on the Sixth State Report. The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is in charge of the preparation of this report, on which almost all federal ministries, the Federal Chancellery as well as the federal states and civil society organizations have contributed. The interim report is available in German and in English at: Interim report of the Federal Government on the International Pact on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations Follow-up report by the Federal Government to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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