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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


July 27, 2016 |

FAO is Having a Webinar on Social Protection and Fragile Contexts

On 2 August, from 15.00-16.30 (CEST/GMT +2), FAO will hold Shock-Responsive Social Protection for Resilience Building: Supporting Livelihoods in...

July 15, 2016 |

Access, Equity, Rights, Now – UNAIDS Co-Hosts Durban Conference

The 21st International AIDS Conference (IAC) starts on 18 July in Durban. The Conference, which runs until 22 July,...

July 14, 2016 |

ESCWA is Hosting an Event on Conditional Cash Transfers

On 19 and 20 July, ESCWA is hosting a Workshop on Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes in the Arab Region....

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