COVID-19, culture and cultural rights - Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune

United Nations Human Rights Council,
17 February 2021, International

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a cataclysm for cultural rights, threatening a global “cultural catastrophe” with severe, long-lasting consequences for human rights if effective action is not taken immediately. In the present report, the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights surveys the negative impacts of COVID-19 on culture and cultural rights worldwide, and the positive potential of culture and cultural rights, and the right to science, to enhance rights-respecting solutions and build resilience. The report also contains relevant recommendations for action.

Read the report by searching for 'culture' or the code (A/HRC/46/34) here: