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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


May 15, 2018 |

Apply Now for a Social Protection Summer Course at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

The Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences is holding a short course on social protection during the summer and fall...

May 9, 2018 |

ECLAC 2018 is in Session

The 37th Session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is taking place from 7...

April 11, 2018 |

ESCAP Launches New Online platform on Social Protection and Two New E-Learning Guides

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) just launched an updated Social Protection Toolbox and...

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