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Both human rights and social protection have emerged as key elements in discussions on poverty reduction and the post-2015 development agenda. Major UN processes and documents, such as the United Nations global consultation held in 2013 that collected the views of over one million people and the outcome document of the 2010 Millennium Development Goals Summit titled Keeping the Promise, position human rights at the core of a new global development agenda while also highlighting the important role of social protection for poverty reduction. In parallel, the 2012 ILO Recommendation 202 has received strong global political support. This calls for universal protection through nationally defined social protection floors as a fundamental element of comprehensive and adequate social security systems that are based on a set of human rights standards. Development actors and human rights advocates generally affirm that there are synergies between the two agendas. However, there is a... Read More


December 1, 2017 |

IDS Short Course on Social Protection

The Centre for Social Protection (CSP) at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) is offering a fifth round of...

November 28, 2017 |

UNAIDS is Hosting a Discussion on HIV-Sensitive Social Protection

UNAIDS, ILO, The Global Fund and UNRISD will host a panel discussion, Right to Health: Right to HIV-Sensitive Social...

November 27, 2017 |

Launch of the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2017-19

On 29 November, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch the World Social Protection Report 2017/19: Universal social protection...

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