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Featured Partner: ESCAP

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific‘s (ESCAP) work on social protection advocates for more comprehensive and robust social protection systems to reduce inequality and poverty through the universal provision of affordable and accessible health care and income security along the life cycle. The Social Protection Floors...

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Side Event at the Human Rights Council

UNRISD and partners hold a Side Event on Social Protection Floors and Human Rights at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council (6 March 2015). This event served to enhance awareness of and adherence to social security as a human right as well as to improve understanding of the steps...

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November Highlights

Universal Children’s Day 20 November is Universal Children’s Day. This celebration marks the 1959 adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention, which is the most widely ratified human rights treaty, calls on states to ensure that all children’s rights, including the right to social...

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First advisory board meeting

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The first advisory board meeting was held on 23 January 2015 via teleconference. The advisory board is composed of twelve experts working in the human rights and social policy fields who will provide the platform with guidance and strategic...

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