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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 27, 2016 |

105th Session of the International Labour Conference

The 105th International Labour Conference will take place from 30 May to 10 June. The Conference, held annually in...

May 19, 2016 |

Fast-Tracking Social Protection to End AIDS: A Panel Discussion

On 25 May, UNAIDS, UNRISD and the ILO will host Fast-Tracking Social Protection to End AIDS: A Panel Discussion...

May 14, 2016 |

ILO Releases World Employment Social Outlook 2016

On date, ILO released World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016. The report includes a forecast of global...

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