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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


June 6, 2018 |

Finland is Hosting an Expert Meeting on Care and Social Protection in Brussels

On 7 June, the Permanent Representative of Finland to the European Union (EU) is hosting Gender, Care Economy and...

May 30, 2018 |

The High-Level Panel on Migration Took Place in Geneva

On 28 and 29 May, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union held a...

May 28, 2018 |

The 107th Session of the International Labour Conference has Begun

The 107th Session on the International Labour Conference is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 28 May – 8...

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