A side event during the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council was organised by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Quaker United Nations Office and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on the role of economic, social and cultural rights as indicators for the prevention and early warning of conflict.

Global Future was invited to participate in the side event held at the Palais des Nations. A speaker from the University of Lancaster, UK participated remotely along with the Section Chief of Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Country Representative for Somalia, American Friends Service Committee.

The in-person speakers joined in a lively discussion with civil society members present at the meeting. The discussion focused on evidence that violations of human rights, and in particular of economic, social and cultural rights are causes, consequences and often even predictors of social unrest and conflict and how this information may be collected and used to provide prevention and early warning of conflict.