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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


January 16, 2018 |

UNRISD to Participate in the University of Bergen Conference

The University of Bergen in Norway is hosting an SDG Conference on 8 and 9 February. The event’s aim...

December 20, 2017 |

ECLAC to Launch Social Panorama of Latin America 2017 

Today, 20 December, ECLAC will launch the Social Panorama of Latin America 2017. This new report examines the evolution of...

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...

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