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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

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February 1, 2017 |

UNRISD Side Event at the 55th Commission for Social Development

On 2 February, UNRISD is holding The Poverty of Politics? Pursuing Sustainable Development for All in Challenging Times, an...

January 30, 2017 |

UNAIDS is Having a Virtual Consultation until 10 February

UNAIDS is holding a virtual consultation on the future of the UNAIDS model from 30 January until 10 February 2017....

January 19, 2017 |

ILO Releases Social Protection Volumes

The ILO’s Social Protection Department recently released three volumes of Social Protection Floors. The reports “present best practices and...

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