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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


October 21, 2016 |

The Eighth Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in Santo Domingo

On 31 October and 1 November, the UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Spanish Agency for...

October 12, 2016 |

Walking the Talk: Transformative Pathways for Achieving the SDGs— UNRISD Flagship Report Launch

On Monday, 17 October UNRISD will launch its 2016 Flagship Report, Policy Innovations for Transformative Change. The 2030 Agenda...

October 4, 2016 |

ESCWA launched an Expert Group on Disability

On 20-21 September, ESCWA launched the its Inter-Sessional Expert Group on Disability. Policy makers from countries across the region,...

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