The Special Rapporteurship on Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights (REDESCA) frames its actions within its Work Plan for the period 2024-2026. This plan constitutes a key strategic pillar, fully in line with Directive 1/19 of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Its development reflects a deep commitment to economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights (ESCER), based on a detailed analysis of the Office's previous work and the challenges the region faces in protecting these rights.

This Plan has been conceived through a broad and participatory process, ensuring the inclusion of diverse perspectives from key actors, including OAS Member States and Observer States, National Human Rights Institutions, civil society, and young activists from across the region. Collaboration and dialogue have been fundamental in this process, allowing us to capture essential contributions to enrich our strategies and actions.

The priorities defined in the Plan emerge from an exhaustive evaluation of the realities in the Americas, taking into account both the regional challenges in guaranteeing ESCER and the orientations of the IACHR's Strategic Plan 2023-2027, the mandates of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Summits of the Americas, and the objectives of the 2030 Agenda.

We have identified four critical priority areas for the advancement of ESCER in the region: climate emergency and environmental protection; businesses and human rights; economic and fiscal policies; and democracy and guarantee of ESCER.

Moreover, the Plan incorporates cross-cutting axes that cover intersectional and intercultural approaches, differentiated strategies for subregional diversity, and a strong emphasis on interaction with the States and the promotion of social participation. These cross-cutting elements are essential to ensure an integrated approach and effectively respond to the complexity of these rights in our continent.

With this Work Plan, REDESCA aims to lead the way toward effective action, aligning its institutional priorities with the most urgent needs of the region. This approach not only reaffirms our commitment to equity and social justice but also reflects our vision of REDESCA as a catalyst for change, surpassing institutional visions to embrace a collective dimension in the defense and promotion of ESCER in the Americas.