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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 22, 2019 |

ILO and UNICEF are Hosting an International Conference on Child Grants

The ILO, UNICEF and the Overseas Development Institute are hosting an International Conference on Universal Child Grants from 6-8...

January 17, 2019 |

The OECD is hosting a high-level conference on social protection in Geneva

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, the ILO will host the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) high-level conference...

November 7, 2018 |

Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: UNRISD Conference

From 7-9 October, UNRISD is hosting Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization. About...

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